It’s been 40 years since B.C.’s Infant Transport Team was born.
If you’re lucky, you’ll never need them.
Based at B.C. Children’s Hospital, these paramedics respond to emergencies involving tiny babies, children and pregnant women.
Raymond Sims has been working on the team since its inception.
“To see the outcomes of these newborns and now they’re going home and now they’re going to fulfill a full productive life with just a few interventions, we get lot of reward from that”
Sims says it’s a challenging job and requires consistent team work.
He adds their equipment is specialized.
“So we have an incubator that is heated. Some of these babies need an environment of 37 degrees… that’s like being in Mexico or Hawaii”
Infant Transport paramedics transport an average of two patients per 12-hour shift.