Richard ‘Kit’ Huffer and his border collie Baillie work as a team to help people who are injured in an accident or trapped in a disaster.
Huffer is a Lieutenant and Paramedic as well as a Canine handler with Canmore Fire Rescue and a Primary Care Paramedic with Banff Emergency Medical Services.
He is a front line worker in the fight against Covid-19.
“Most of my COVID-19 response efforts are devoted to Banff EMS as a primary care paramedic on an advanced life support ambulance,” Huffer said. “We cover the Banff National Park, as well as covering Canmore under a mutual aid agreement. We’re typically the first line of support and treatment for people with severe COVID-19 symptoms. Most serious cases arrive from home via ambulance.”
It is very important that we follow the government’s guidelines, he said.
“We have been relatively lucky in Alberta that we haven’t overwhelmed local health care resources,” Huffer said. “This is to our credit, as Albertans, that we have had fairly good compliance with the Chief Medical Officer’s directives.”