Military paramedics to train in Moncton

Medavie HealthEd has been awarded a $4.6 million contract to train French-speaking military medical technicians in Moncton, according to the Times and Transcript.

It’s a three year contract to train paramedics for the military and complements the english-language service Medavie HealthEd has been providing to DND since 2013.

Corporal Mark Dixon, a military paramediic at CFB Gagetown, told the Times and Transcript the training received by military and civilian paramedics is to the same standards with the same tesrts but the focus is a little different. On the civilian side it’s geared more towards emergency medicine. On the military side it concentrates on trauma caused by hostile situations.