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BCEHS tells BC residents to think FAST - about stroke<img alt="Paramedic stands next to ambulance with ACT FAST stroke awareness decal" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/ACTFAST%2016x9.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCEHS tells BC residents to think FAST - about strokeTransporting a patient to hospital isn’t the only way for an ambulance to help save a life.
Emergency care at an East Vancouver skate park<img alt="east van skate park thank you" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/EastVanaaattttt.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Emergency care at an East Vancouver skate parkOn September 20, 2016, Vancouver photographer Kitt Woodland suffered a bi-condylar tibial plateau fracture – a small break to her lower leg just below her knee. She was skateboarding at Hastings Skate Park, despite being a bit out of practice.
Fifty years on the frontlines<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/IMG_0018.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Fifty years on the frontlinesBC’s longest serving paramedic, Greenwood Unit Chief Ken Riddle, celebrated 50 years of dedicated service earlier this month, and he has no plans for retiring any time soon.
Vital Link Award – sneak attack<img alt="Vital Link Award Port Alberni " src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/vitallinkrick.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Vital Link Award – sneak attackIt’s not easy to keep BC Emergency Health Services’ most prestigious community honour, the Vital Link Award a secret, but that’s what happened last month.–-sneak-attack2017-05-30T07:00:00Z
Families urged to take window safety measures as temperatures rise<img alt="Child with paramedic" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/IMG_0392-crop-e1363624605956.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Families urged to take window safety measures as temperatures riseAn open window is much more than a way to find relief on a hot day – it’s also a serious safety hazard for young children unless parents and caregivers take precautions.
Province to fund more ambulances and paramedics to improve emergency response<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/DSC_0104hr.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Province to fund more ambulances and paramedics to improve emergency responseThe Ministry of Health is adding $91.4 million in additional funding over the next three years for emergency health services.
Team BC aims to regain top honours at world rescue competition<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/about/P1060721%20teambcpractice.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Team BC aims to regain top honours at world rescue competitionTeam BC is once again getting ready to compete in the annual Rallye Rejviz International Medical Rescue Competition in the Czech Republic.
Thank you for your care and compassion<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/1-9/Paras_11.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Thank you for your care and compassion"This may be an everyday occurrence for your service, but not for me: thank god!"
Every overdose has a first responder<img alt="Emergency Responders at St. Paul's Hospital" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/BCAS_VAN_033012_238.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Every overdose has a first responder2016 has brought an alarming increase in opioid drug overdoses in British Columbia.
Kudos for Lakes District paramedics<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/news-roll/lakesdistrict.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Kudos for Lakes District paramedicsParamedics in Burns Lake and Vanderhoof were recently recognized as “partners in education” by the Nechako Lakes School District (SD91) for supporting programs that help students explore career options.


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