VDP Seeking Paramedic Volunteers

Dear Members; 

VDP are seeking Paramedic volunteers for a course being held at the JIBC New Westminster Campus. Participants will need to make their own way to the campus, but will be driven home at the end of the day. Details as follow: 


Subject:        Volunteer Drinkers Needed


WHO: We are looking for 8-10 volunteers to drink hard alcohol (no beer or wine) and then participate in several simple sobriety tests. 

WHAT:  We will be giving you controlled doses of hard alcohol in order to get your blood alcohol concentration to a pre-determined limit (set by us not you). We will also supply you with pizza for lunch.

After eating and drinking you will then complete 3 sobriety tests.

1)    An eye examination (nothing you have to do besides listen to instructions).

2)    A walk and turn test

3)    One leg stand test


WHY: Our students will be conducting the sobriety tests on you in order to successfully pass a course.

WHEN: March 12,15,16 ***can only volunteer on 1 of the 3 days – you pick which day***

TIME: Your day starts early as you will need to be at the JIBC New West campus on the day you volunteer no later than 10:30 a.m. Your day will end around 3:30 p.m. and your transportation home will be provided by us.

WHAT TO WEAR: Be comfortable as you will need to be able to move around for testing. We suggest flat bottomed shoes, no heels or sandals.

WHAT ELSE: You will be required to sign a waiver stating that you WILL NOT drive after testing for the REST OF THE DAY (even if you are under the legal limit). You will be expected to conduct yourself in a respectful manner.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be between 19-60 years old, no medical concerns, cannot be on medication that says “Do not mix with alcohol”, no prosthetics and be physically able to perform simple physical tasks.***YOU CANNOT BE LAW ENFORCEMENT***

WHAT I NEED FROM YOU: If you are willing to volunteer please email me with your name and drink of choice (including mix) to Andrea.anderson@vpd.ca  




Ambulance Paramedics of BC 
CUPE Local 873

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