The 1st Downsview MedVents are a Scouts Canada vocational Venturer Company and Rover Crew sponsored by Toronto Paramedic Services. The group consists of male and female youth, ages 14 to 25. The group is comprised of members interested in the emergency services and healthcare fields.
MedVents participate in medical training carried out during weekends and weekly meetings on top of their scouting activities. Training includes advanced first aid courses, orientation to emergency procedures, and plenty of hands-on experience.
The trained youth are then available to volunteer and provide first aid support at events around Toronto and with Scouts Canada where they will be working alongside healthcare professionals.
Events may be for a few hours, a day or a weekend long. Some events taking place over a weekend or whole week require overnight stays.