These are the people to have around in an emergency.
Eight teams from across B.C. gathered in Kamloops on Saturday to show-off their life-saving skills during the 21st Invitational Canadian Society of Safety Engineering First Aid Competition.
"It is not everyone who puts themselves voluntarily in a position to be judged on their ability to perform," said Elaine Wolfson, chair of the society's Thompson Okanagan chapter. "This is a truly unique thing these teams do."
The College of the Rockies team stood out as the most skilled at helping people in serious distress similar to situations high-level first aiders encounter in real-life.
The challenges featured actors and movie-like sets in the City of Kamloops maintenance yard to make the situations as lifelike as possible.
Second place went to Telus Blood and Gutz team and St. John Ambulance Kamloops took third, from which Joerg Huth won the trophy for Best First Aider.
And Nicole Remkema earned the Best Captain award.
"The teams and competitors won because they were passionate in their field and love to share their passion with others," said Wolfson.
The annual competition in Kamloops is B.C.'s only first aid tournament.
Scott McCloy of WorkSafeBC, which co-sponsored the event, said the competition is an important test of first aiders' skills.
"First aid teams play a crucial role in reducing the severity of injuries and preventing workplace fatalities. That's why WorkSafeBC has made the promotion of first aid a part of our efforts to maintain and improve occupational health and safety in the province."