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Planning on skiing Big White this season?

Postby An Observation » Nov 12th, 2012, 3:38 pm

Just found out that in order to save money the ambulance station at Big White has been shut down effective immediately. W
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby DaveC » Nov 12th, 2012, 3:47 pm

Yup, I can confirm that.

Both the paid and volunteer patrollers will be doing their regular thing but transport to the hospital may take longer.
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby GordonH » Nov 12th, 2012, 4:20 pm

Best thing don't do anything foolish that could result in serious injury....... but if you do you maybe getting helicopter ride.
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby logman » Nov 12th, 2012, 4:50 pm

That's too bad. Good to know. There are usually a few hundred men on the ground during the winter in the area,thinking that there is a EMT at Big White. Need to make a few calls to confirm but that is instantly a huge safety concern. We are not out having fun skiing but making a living on the ground in the area of Big White.
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby TimmyE » Nov 12th, 2012, 5:01 pm

Who is saving the money, Big White or the government?
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby logman » Nov 12th, 2012, 5:16 pm

Not sure who has ben paying for the EMT service up there. With the number of people working and playing and living in the area over the winter season i would think a full time on call service was great. Now i'm not sure. Brroken leg at Big White is a call and wait from town?
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby Bman » Nov 12th, 2012, 5:27 pm

My buddy had a heart attack at big white last year.
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby 50-YEARS-in-Ktown » Nov 12th, 2012, 7:53 pm

..and..?
I'd like to help You OUT,
Which way did You come in??
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby Bman » Nov 12th, 2012, 8:26 pm

...and he got a lift to the hospital via ambulance.
I suggest he skis with less vigor this year.

That, or get a bypass.
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby Pacific » Nov 12th, 2012, 8:41 pm

Jeez, glad to hear your friend was OK, that's scary.

Ya that's a terrible corner to cut, there have got to be a few thousand people out there at any given time in the winter... having an ambulance service for that many people is a no brainer.

No matter who should be funding it that's totally inappropriate. Can't imagine any other town in BC with thousands of people doesn't have a hospital or ambulance...
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby 50-YEARS-in-Ktown » Nov 12th, 2012, 8:42 pm

If you have a hundred people working logging that area, you better get an ambulance.. Its not workUNsafeBC anymore.. :ohmygod:
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby janalta » Nov 12th, 2012, 9:41 pm

Pacific wrote:Jeez, glad to hear your friend was OK, that's scary.

Ya that's a terrible corner to cut, there have got to be a few thousand people out there at any given time in the winter... having an ambulance service for that many people is a no brainer.

No matter who should be funding it that's totally inappropriate. Can't imagine any other town in BC with thousands of people doesn't have a hospital or ambulance...


Uh...Big White is a ski hill....it's not a town.
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby dirtybiker » Nov 12th, 2012, 9:47 pm

janalta wrote:
Uh...Big White is a ski hill....it's not a town.


Uh...Apperantly it's been a while since you've been up there.
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby 50-YEARS-in-Ktown » Nov 12th, 2012, 9:48 pm

Yeah guess. Again..
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Re: Planning on Skiing Big White this Season?

Postby dreamon » Nov 12th, 2012, 9:49 pm

Most ski hills have very highly trained first aid attendants and great equipment including paddles.

If someone needs a ride off the hill for medical reasons, all sorts of vehicles can do the job of an ambulance until an ambulance is met on the road, or an air ambulance should it be warranted.
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