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Defibrillator, quick response, credited for saving man’s life at Canada Games Complex

The easy accessibility of a public defibrillator and prompt actions by the Canada Games Complex staff and Thunder Bay paramedics were given credit for saving a man’s life. Helping hand Based on a release by the Superior North EMS officials, a 64-year old man collapsed while he was playing squash at the Canada Games Complex. […]

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Paramedic-goalie makes quite the save at Gander game

It was a big save for the goalie of Gander Flyers before the team faced the Corner Brook Royals. When a fan collapsed and loses consciousness, the bystanders at the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League game rushed to the change room of the Flyer’s to get Patrick O’Brien. O’Brien is a paramedic who was wearing half […]

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Man learned CPR 2 weeks ago, saves Kitchener heart attack victim’s life

A man collapsed on the road right outside a Kitchener coffee shop in Ontario. According to Jessica Burman Zinger his wife, she though he was having seizures and life seems to drain out of him and it was his heart. Unexpected dilemma Bystanders moved Burman off the road while a young man started to perform […]

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Man drowns while scuba diving with friends in Lake Diefenbaker

A man died while scuba diving together with 3 friends at Lake Diefenbaker. The victim, 46-years old drowned after losing contact with his friends around 180 meters offshore at Danielson Provincial Park boat launch. Watery ordeal After a call, the RCMP together with the local EMS and STARS arrived and located the man in the […]

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to get emergency response training

The assembly of Manitoba Chiefs aims on providing multi-level first aid training to First Nations communities. The training will include emergency relief training against bullying, abuse and prevention of violence in the isolated communities. Importance of emergency response training According to Grand Chief Arlen Dumas, these communities have unique needs especially with anti-bullying. The people […]

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CPR: Need for improved first aid skills after Toronto van attack

After the Toronto van attack, concerned citizens now reach out to first aid providers to freshen their skills. Generally, taking a 2-day course can help one’s ability to carry out the first aid care to save a life. When it comes to injuries whether at home, workplace or school or during emergency scenarios, knowledge on […]