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RCMP & partners on display

Kelowna RCMP and their partners are hosting an emergency services demonstration today beside the Okanagan Regional Library on Ellis Street.

The public is invited to come and learn about different emergency services, take a picture in the helicopter, meet the police dog and brush up on their CPR with the paramedics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event features emergency services from the area including the RCMP, the Air 3 helicopter, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, Central Okanagan Search and Rescue, the tactical response team, BC Ambulance, the K9 unit and the fire department. 

There was also a vehicle rollover demonstration, a CPR demonstration and a radar demonstration on site. 

Shannon Hinter a paramedic with BC Ambulance and public relations spokesperson said the BC Ambulance had been invited by the Kelowna RCMP. 

The idea was to showcase the different partners in policing and get the public involved, she said.

“We brought our basic life support, advanced life support . . . we are trying to get the public to understand what is available here in Kelowna and in the surrounding areas.” 

Greg Burgess, a civilian member of the RCMP and the pilot of Air 3, said the event was about raising public awareness of emergency services. 

“We’re part of the demonstration day, all the emergency services from RCMP, to fire, to search and rescue are here,” he said. 

 

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