2018 OMFRC Provincial Competitions
Our 2018 Provincial Competition were held on May 26, 2018 in Toronto, near Pearson International Airport (at the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute, FESTI, 2025 Courtneypark Drive East, Mississauga, L5T 1J3)
Congratulations to all of our Volunteers and Competitors participating in this day. Without the support of so many volunteer judges, casualties and simulators; supported by all of escorts, logistics, hospitality, and general volunteers; including our visiting therapy dog handles and their dogs; the day was a great success under a very hot overcast day.
The history of St. John Ambulance first aid competitions dates back to the 1890’s in England, to 1914 in Canada and to 1918 in Ontario.
The objectives of these first aid competitions are to improve the efficiency and quality of care provided by first aiders, to accustom first aiders to work in all types of surroundings, to build confidence in first aiders, to stimulate a healthy rivalry between competing teams, to provide the opportunity for competitors to meet and interact with their colleagues from across the province, and to allow members of the public to view the excellent care St. John Ambulance trained first aiders provide.
The “Policies, Procedures, and Rules” can be found within this official Ontario Medical First Response Competition website.Paul Sims CStJ, R.N., E.M.C.A.
Competitions Committee 2017-2018
St. John Council for Ontario