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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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Two weeks after getting her PCP licence she responded to her first overdoseTwo weeks after getting her PCP licence she responded to her first overdoseParamedics have been on the frontlines of the opioid crisis since it began more than five years ago. BCEHS paramedics now regularly respond to more than 100 overdose patients every day in B.C.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/overdose-awareness-day-20212021-08-30T07:00:00Z
'People Who Help Others' receive special blessing'People Who Help Others' receive special blessingOn a noisy Vancouver street, standing next to an ambulance bay which most days has continuous sounds of lights and sirens, Indigenous elder Shane Point quietly spoke a Coast Salish word to describe paramedics. He translated it as ’people who help others.’http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/people-who-help-others-receive-special-blessing2021-06-21T07:00:00Z
Hundreds of new paramedic positions introduced to stabilize ambulance staffingHundreds of new paramedic positions introduced to stabilize ambulance staffing[Article updated October 8, 2021] BCEHS is making important changes across the province to improve services to patients and stabilize paramedic staffing, especially in rural and remote communities.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/hundreds-of-new-paramedic-positions2021-05-19T07:00:00Z
Community paramedics are shiningCommunity paramedics are shiningIf there is such a thing as a good match for COVID, it might be community paramedics. And not just because they both start with “C.”http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/community-paramedics-are-shining2021-05-06T07:00:00Z
It's about the bikeIt's about the bikeCertainly, paramedics are drawn to BCEHS bike squads because they love cycling.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/its-about-the-bike2021-04-22T07:00:00Z

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