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BC Emergency Health Services provides pre-hospital emergency services and inter-facility patient transfers throughout the province and oversees the BC Ambulance Service and BC Patient Transfer Services.

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How a 16-year-old’s quick action helped save a stranger’s lifeHow a 16-year-old’s quick action helped save a stranger’s lifeMadison never imagined she’d use the CPR training from her babysitting course. But when she spotted Ron collapsed on the street, she didn’t hesitate to start CPR. February is Heart Month and Mady’s story shows how brave bystander CPR can save lives. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/how-a-16-year-old’s-quick-action-helped-save-a-stranger’s-life2023-02-03T08:00:00Z
Off-duty paramedic helps family escape house fire in LadnerOff-duty paramedic helps family escape house fire in LadnerRead about the quick action of BC Emergency Health Services paramedic, Jen Hastie, and how her intervention played a huge role in keeping everyone safe.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/off-duty-paramedic-helps-family-escape-house-fire-in-ladner2023-02-01T08:00:00Z
Lightening the load: A focus on paramedic injury prevention delivers positive resultsLightening the load: A focus on paramedic injury prevention delivers positive resultsBCEHS outfitted every ambulance in the province with new power stretchers, load systems, and lifting equipment to help prevent injuries. As a result, rates of the previously most common injuries have steadily declined over the last six years.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/lightening-the-load-a-focus-on-paramedic-injury-prevention-delivers-positive-results2023-01-31T08:00:00Z
Proactive paramedicine & why Rachelle Cole loves her jobProactive paramedicine & why Rachelle Cole loves her jobThe community paramedicine (CP) program serves patients in their homes, to improve access and prevent unnecessary trips to emergency departments. Rachelle Cole shares her story as Ucluelet’s CP since the first days of the now-provincial program.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/proactive-paramedicine2023-01-10T08:00:00Z
BCEHS and Helijet give Santa a “lift” to bring Christmas cheer to kids in hospitalBCEHS and Helijet give Santa a “lift” to bring Christmas cheer to kids in hospitalVancouver, B.C. – Santa Claus is back in the air again today to bring smiles and the joy of Christmas to courageous children in hospital pediatric units at this time of year and to the dedicated front-line health care workers who look after them.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bcehs-and-helijet-give-santa-a-lift2022-12-13T08:00:00Z

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