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E.R.I.K. (Emergency Response Information Kit)
P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk- Related Trauma in Youth)
Youth Drug Awareness

E.R.I.K. (Emergency Response Information Kit)

  • E.R.I.K. is a program that was initiated by one of our paramedics (Janice Johnson) and brought to fruition by the help of the Boni-Vital Council for Seniors in 2002.
  • The E.R.I.K. program was developed in response to community concerns regarding the availability of adequate information in emergency situations. The kit is ideal for all, including seniors, chronically ill persons, those who live alone or who have caregivers and others who have speech difficulties or communication barriers.
  • The information contained includes: name, address, health card numbers, next of kin, family physician, medical history, allergies and medications.
  • The kit also contains a Health Care Directive and Organ Donor Card that is not mandatory for people to complete, but available to them if they choose.
  • Once the kit is completed, it is placed on the front of the fridge door, where emergency crews have been taught to look for it, making it readily available in an emergency situation.
  • A power point presentation is commonly provided to various community groups, explaining what E.R.I.K. is, and the importance of completing a kit.
  • Kits are available through any of our Fire Paramedic Stations, and also through the various Seniors Councils around the city.


  • Public Access Defibrillation is an initiative that provided CPR/AED training to City employees; along with the placement of defibrillators at various offices in an effort to reduce the time to defibrillation should someone need it.
  • With the deregulation of defibrillation as a medical act, this type of training is much more readily available, as most CPR instructors are capable of delivering the defibrillation component.
  • This program is currently being reviewed following these recent legislated changes.
  • However, information is still available for the public and city departments wanting information about setting up defibrillation programs in their workplace.

P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk- Related Trauma in Youth)

  • The P.A.R.T.Y. program is run by the Manitoba Brain Injury Association with involvement and support from a number of agencies including WFPS.
  • Schools contact the MBIA to arrange for the opportunity for students to attend the full day workshop.
  • The program is offered to middle and high school students.
  • WFPS provides students with a presentation on the affects of drugs and alcohol as well as risk taking behavior.
  • A mock emergency department is set up for students to see what happens when someone is brought into the hospital with critical injuries, and the life saving treatment that is done.
  • Volunteer brain injury survivors come in and talk to the students about their event, and how it has changed their lives.
  • Occupational therapists provide activities for the students, to demonstrate the difficulties encountered in everyday life and the challenges people with brain and spinal cord injuries have to endure.

Youth Drug Awareness

WFPS provides Middle schools a presentation for their students on the effects of street drugs similar to the one delivered for the PARTY program when staffing permits.

Last update: February 17, 2016