What We Do


Located in British Columbia (BC), Canada, the British Columbia Emergency Health Service (BCEHS) is the province of BC's primary emergency medical services provider for nearly the entire province. The 4,400 Paramedics and Dispatchers of the Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia (APBC - our Union body) all work for BCEHS , and provide ambulance and 911 call-taking/dispatching service to BC's 4.9 million people.

From our three dispatch centers located in Victoria, Vancouver and Kamloops, we fielded over 550,000 calls for help each year in recent years, making us one of the largest and busiest emergency medical services agencies in the world.

Learn more about how BC Paramedics and Dispatchers are serving British Columbians here.

To learn more about what we do, choose a license level or specialty team below:

Paramedic Licensing Levels

Specialty Teams

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Technical Advisory Team - (CBRNE)
Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) Paramedic Bike Squad Team
Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) Integrated Tactical Support Unit (ITSU)
Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) Urban Search & Rescue (HUSAR)
Infant Transport Team Paramedic (ITT) Special Operations Team

Emergency Dispatch Services

Emergency Medical Call Taker (EMCT)  
Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD)