Prince Albert paramedic receives national award of excellence

By Charlene Tebbutt
April 12, 2018 - 2:00pm

A Prince Albert paramedic has been recognized with a national award for his work.

Seth Helm received the 2017 award of excellence from the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators. Helm grew up in Kinistino and has worked with Parkland Ambulance in Prince Albert since 2006. In 2015, Helm decided to go back to school, getting more training to become an advanced care paramedic. He received his ACP designation last fall.

The COPR Award of Excellence is presented to the student who receives the highest score on their ACP entry exam. While he was focused on doing well on the test, Helm said the three-week wait for the results was nerve-wracking.

“It’s one of those exams that you write it, and you’re still not really sure how you did,” he said.

After finishing high school, Helm said he knew he wanted to work in the healthcare field, and greatly enjoys his work as a paramedic.

“It’s just something different every day,” Helm said. “It’s challenging, and you get to see a lot of different things and meet people, and hopefully make a little bit of a difference for them.”

Helm lives in Prince Albert with his wife Amber and three children.

 

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