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Statement by the Minister of Health and BC Emergency Health Services on the death of Lloyd SmithStatement by the Minister of Health and BC Emergency Health Services on the death of Lloyd Smithhttp://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/statement-by-the-minister-of-health-and-bc-emergency-health-services-on-the-death-of-lloyd-smith2017-10-20T07:00:00Z
BCEHS celebrates its best and brightest<img alt="Paramedics greet kids with bikes" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/BCAS_bikes_crop.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCEHS celebrates its best and brightestOn Monday, October 16, 2017 BCEHS staff from across the province and the Honourable Lt. Governor Judith Guichon will gather to celebrate staff achievements and our longest-serving employees.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/bcehs-celebrates-its-best-and-brightest2017-10-10T07:00:00Z
New combined ambulance station and fire hall to officially open in Richmond<img alt="Ambulance in front of Richmond station" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/IMG%200908_ambulance%20in%20front%20of%20Richmond%20250%20station%20June%202017.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New combined ambulance station and fire hall to officially open in RichmondBC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) and the City of Richmond are hosting a grand opening of the new Richmond North Ambulance Station and Richmond Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 on Saturday, October 14, 2017. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/new-combined-ambulance-station-and-fire-hall-to-officially-open-in-richmond2017-10-10T07:00:00Z
PHSA+ Award winner profile - community paramedicine regional training officers<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/RTOs%20-%20June%202017.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />PHSA+ Award winner profile - community paramedicine regional training officersToday we are profiling the six BCEHS paramedics who helped shape community paramedicine in BC as regional training officers (RTOs) for the program. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/phsa-award-winner-profile-community-paramedicine-regional-training-officers2017-10-04T07:00:00Z
Vancouver dispatch tests out dog therapy program<img alt="Dog therapy at Vancouver Dispatch" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Hairy%20making%20friends%20at%20VDOC%20Sept12_17%20crop.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Vancouver dispatch tests out dog therapy programLast week marked the launch of the BC Emergency Health Services Vancouver Dispatch Operations Centre dog therapy pilot program.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/vancouver-dispatch-tests-out-dog-therapy-program2017-09-18T07:00:00Z
On the front line of BC’s overdose crisis<img alt="Paramedics outside Emergency Department" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/BCAS_VAN_033012_238.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />On the front line of BC’s overdose crisisOpioid drug overdoses continue to rise to unprecedented levels in British Columbia.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/on-the-front-line-of-bc’s-overdose-crisis2017-09-15T07:00:00Z
BCEHS colleagues celebrate Clarke McGuire’s national recognition<img alt="L-R: Alex Mattes, Ron VanHouten, Clarke McGuire, Will Riordon, Gene Benoit" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/McGuire%20team%20crop.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCEHS colleagues celebrate Clarke McGuire’s national recognitionA new national leadership award was presented to former BCEHS paramedic Clarke McGuire at the Paramedic Association of Canada Expo last month.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/bcehs-colleagues-celebrate-clarke-mcguire’s-national-recognition2017-09-13T07:00:00Z
Don’t hesitate – opioid overdose needs quick emergency medical attention<img alt="Paramedics outside Emergency Department" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Paramedics%20at%20Emerg%20crop.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Don’t hesitate – opioid overdose needs quick emergency medical attentionAn overdose patient is not getting enough oxygen to the brain, falls unconscious and needs immediate medical care. BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) is asking you to please call 9-1-1 if you think someone is overdosing. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/don’t-hesitate-–-opioid-overdose-needs-quick-emergency-medical-attention2017-08-31T07:00:00Z
Night vision technology to enhance BC air ambulance service<img alt="BC Ambulance Services helicopter above Vancouver" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/ambulance%20helicopter%20crop.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Night vision technology to enhance BC air ambulance serviceBC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) is installing night vision imaging technology in three dedicated air ambulance helicopters, which will permit pilots to safely reach more patients in the dark.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/night-vision-technology-to-enhance-air-ambulance-service-to-some-remote-areas-of-bc2017-08-30T07:00:00Z
The wildfire baby<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/baby%20ava%203%20crop.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The wildfire babyIn the midst of all the news of loss and destruction from BC’s wildfires there is one heart-warming story of life.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/the-wildfire-baby2017-07-20T07:00:00Z

 


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