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National charity for PTSD recognizes EST’s Battalion 19

Emergency services technology’s (EST) Battalion 19, Class of 2016, was recognized with a certificate of appreciation by The Tema Conter Memorial Trust (TEMA) for their $10,000 donation from...  Read more...

Class of ’97 alumnus appointed deputy chief officer of Scotland

Taking a leap across the pond with over 25 years of experience in the emergency services sector, Iain Bushell has been appointed deputy chief officer of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) in...  Read more...

EST alumnus carried fiery potential to excel

Becoming a municipal fire chief was a dream turned into a reality for Shawn McKerry.

Watching his dad serve as a member of the fire department and RCMP in his hometown of Evansburg, Alta., McKerry knew...
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Blended training makes it possible for family man to pursue lifelong dream

Evan Buchan’s childhood dream was to be a firefighter.

“I got scared out of it after high school because everyone said how difficult it was,” he says.

After 12 years working in the...
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Student leads the way to create new award for paramedic program

When Melissa Ade went for a walk in an off leash area along the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton in March 2007, she had no idea that what she would come across would confirm her choice of career...  Read more...

EST students raise more than $10,000 for charity

The latest fundraiser of the emergency services technology (EST) students is a popular page turner.

The 29 EST students in Battalion 19 at the Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre got in front of...
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Scenarios offer EST students real-life experiences

Before the call even comes across the radio, emergency services crews have to be prepared to gear up and go as any time spared can be the difference between life and death.

Each year, before students...
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Former Olympian succeeds in first online blended learning firefighter program

From team environments to team sports, James McNaughton always knew he wanted to work collectively with others – an area where he feels the most comfortable and valuable. When the self-aware...  Read more...

Overcoming adversity

Every child dreams of what they’ll be when they grow up. For Chris Cederstrand, Class of 2005, he dreamed of competing in the sport he loves and helping others as a firefighter. And he’s...  Read more...

Aussie trains for dream job at Lakeland

Word of mouth about Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre travelled to the land Down Under where it caught the attention of James Fidler. The Australian is now part of the Class of 2015 and ready...  Read more...

Setting up for a career

Sam Tuivai is developing leadership skills that will help him on the job and on the court. 

He’s in the final weeks of the NFPA 1001 firefighter program but before he begins a career on the...
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Learning to take the heat

Avery Taves donned her helmet and followed her team into a smoke filled house.

“It was really cool, it was the second time I got to do that training with the guys -- being in full on bunker gear,...
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Rustler ladies take on ETC training

Lakeland College's Emergency Training Centre (ETC) is designed to prepare potential young firefighters and other emergency professionals as they embark on a career. But can it help prepare a...  Read more...

Fighting fire like father, like son

It’s pitch black. Smoke fills the room and Cody Barks is tasked with locating his fellow student – a downed firefighter in one of the hands-on exercises he’s completed in Lakeland...  Read more...

Lakeland student dishes it out on the track

Avery Taves didn’t move from Medicine Hat to the Lakeland area to take – and give out – punishing hits on the roller derby track, but it’s one of her many passions away from...  Read more...

Family ties as firefighters

When firefighting students celebrate their grads, families often come from near and far to see where and how their student has been training.

With grad ceremonies on Friday, Thursdays usually bring...
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Lakeland College program an attractive offering for overseas student

Like many students taking the Lakeland College Bachelor of Applied Business: Emergency Services program online through eCampusAlberta, Andrew Davis is employed full-time and has plenty of experience...  Read more...

Worst case scenarios prepare ESTs for real calls

Lakeland College emergency services instructors prepare worst case scenarios to help their students put their skills into action.

When they are on the job responding as part of an emergency response...
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Fontaine FireFit World Rookie of the Year

To describe the competition as intense would be an understatement. It’s a race against the clock, against other competitors and more importantly, the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is a race...  Read more...

If you noticed some unusual emergency medical calls in Camrose businesses and recreational areas recently, don’t worry. You may have been watching a simulated emergency medical exercise designed...  Read more...

ACLS & Pals Give Back Programs

by Dale M. Bayliss RN/EMT-P/ACN

Some friends and I have just started the second year of the “Give Back Course” for the Alberta Chapter Heart and Stoke Foundation, running Advanced Cardiac...
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Finishing First...

Lakeland's first Paramedic class finished their course work in late April 2011. The 27 students then went on practicum and will be studying for exams through the Alberta College of Paramedics.

A...
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How to get to putting "the wet stuff on the red stuff"

Learning to play an instrument or participate in a team sport starts by mastering many small bits of knowledge and skills, until you can integrate them into more complex activities.

So it is with...
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New AIFPA scholarship for firefighter students

A new industry-funded scholarship has been introduced in 2013 to further improve the educational experience of students at the Emergency Training Centre (ETC).

The Alberta Industrial Fire Protection...
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From football to firefighting - meet EST student Leroy Fountaine

Leroy Fontaine is passionate about helping others.

You can see it in his education path – he’s in the emergency services technology program at Lakeland College pursuing his dream of...
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ETC hosts Smoke Symposium

Heated discussions were on the agenda at the “Know Your Smoke” symposium hosted at Lakeland College’s Emergency Training Centre Oct. 20 and 21 at Vermilion, Alta.

More than 50...
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Fire & ice – Meet 1001 student & national speed skater Matthew McLean

Lakeland College’s firefighter 1001 program has fanned the flames on new career aspirations for Matthew McLean, a long-time member of Canada’s national development long-track speed skating

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Firefighting students honoured at ceremony

Twenty-two students in Lakeland College’s 1001 firefighting program (P8 platoon) were honoured during a graduation ceremony by instructors, staff and family members on Friday, Oct. 21 at the...  Read more...

Pitching in to help Heart & Stroke Foundation, practitioners & public

The passing of his father in June of this year triggered Dale Bayliss to want to do more in the fight against heart disease. That’s how the idea to provide a unique opportunity for emergency...  Read more...

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