SilverStar Emergency Services Day to Feature Rescue Skills in Action
Nine of the Vernon region’s most skilled Emergency Services teams will present thrilling demonstrations and showcases at SilverStar Mountain Resort’s Emergency Services Day, benefitting Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, on Saturday, January 21.
The all-day event honours first responders and everyone who steps up to help people in crisis situations. From a heli-winch rescue to avalanche search techniques, Emergency Services Day features first-hand the skills and equipment brought into action to assist those in need.
SilverStar Operations Director Brad Baker says, “The day showcases the skills and equipment of our local First Responders”. Demonstrations will be done by the RCMP, Vernon Search and Rescue, SilverStar Ski Patrol, FACTS First Aid, and The Dragoons.
Emergency Services team demonstrations are scheduled every half hour through the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vernon Search and Rescue will start the excitement with a snow shelter demonstration at 9 a.m. and close the day with a motor rescue at 3:30 p.m.
There will also be information booths in the village for anyone interested in search and rescue to find out more about what emergency services teams do and the equipment they use in their work.
Emergency Services Day in support of VJHF is an evolution of SilverStar’s annual fundraising efforts for the local charity. On January 21, SilverStar will be donating $20 from every full-day alpine lift ticket sold to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.
Date: January 21, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: SilverStar Mountain Resort
Schedule of Events
9 a.m. Snow Shelter Demonstration
10 a.m. CPR Demo & Training
10:10 a.m. Extinguish a Fire
10:30 a.m. Rope Rescue
11:00 a.m. Trauma Scenario
Noon Lift Evacuation
12:30 p.m. Heli Winch Rescue
1:00 p.m. RCMP Police Dog Demonstration
1:30 p.m. Extinguish a Fire
2:00 p.m. Beacon Search
2:30 p.m. Rope Rescue
3:00 p.m. Heli Winch Rescue
3:30 p.m. Motor Vehicle Accident
Following the day’s events the Silver Star Fire Department will be hosting Fireman’s FUN-raiser at 7 p.m. with live music by The Sonny Boys dancing, cocktails and canapes. Tickets available online at: http://www.ssfiredept.com/fireman-s-fundraiser