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How a 16-year-old’s quick action helped save a stranger’s life<img alt="Madison receives an award for doing CPR, standing beside the man she saved and a responding paramedic" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/VL%20North%20Van%20-%20Madison%20Mould%20-%20DEC%2010th%202022%20crop.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />How 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 Ladner<img alt="" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/jen-hastie-thumbnail-vf1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Off-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 results<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/MSI_feature.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Lightening 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 job<img alt="Shoreline at wild pacific trail in Ucluelet at sunset, beside headshot of Rachelle Cole" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Community%20paramedicine_Ucluelet%20and%20Rachelle%20Cole%20feature.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Proactive 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 hospital<img alt="An elf, Santa Claus and a paramedic waving, while standing next to a BCEHS Helijet helicopter" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/elf%20santa%20paramedic%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCEHS 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
A proud moment: Unit chief position passes from mother to daughter<img alt="Paramedic mother and daughter Joy Wilson and Tina Basarab" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Joy%20Wilson%20and%20Tina%20Basarab%20art.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A proud moment: Unit chief position passes from mother to daughterJoy Wilson served as unit chief on Galiano Island for 23 years. This fall, she passed the torch to the station’s new unit chief – her daughter, Tina Basarab. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/a-proud-moment2022-12-05T08:00:00Z
Extra service - BCEHS reflections on serving in the military<img alt="Paramedic in honour guard uniform at a shrine to the unknown soldier" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Catharina%2011.2020%20honour%20guard%20art.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Extra service - BCEHS reflections on serving in the militaryIt’s a well-known fact that our paramedics and dispatch staff are dedicated service-providers. But what many may not know is that dozens of BCEHS employees currently serve or have previously served in the military.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/extra-service-bcehs-reflections-on-serving-in-the-military2022-11-09T08:00:00Z
BCEHS paramedics replace Halloween costume after young patient hit by vehicle<img alt="Two paramedics with a boy dressed as a firefighter" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/firefighter%20costume%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCEHS paramedics replace Halloween costume after young patient hit by vehicleIt was a sweet moment after a scary one on Halloween. A 12-year-old boy was hit by a truck at a Vancouver intersection and paramedics Quinn and Lisa presented him with a new costume at BC Children's Hospital after they needed to cut his off at the scene.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bcehs-paramedics-replace-halloween-costume-after-young-patient-hit-by-vehicle2022-10-31T07:00:00Z
Progress report reviews a year of challenges & change<img alt="Mosaic of images of paramedics, dispatchers, call-takers, ambulances etc." src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/progress%20report%20feature%20image%20article.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Progress report reviews a year of challenges & changeTo look ahead as an organization, BCEHS reflects on last year’s activities, accomplishments and difficulties during our reporting period of April 2021 to March 2022.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/progress-report-reviews-a-year-of-challenges-change2022-10-24T07:00:00Z
First BCEHS Electric Vehicle Arrives<img alt="BCEHS electric car" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/car%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />First BCEHS Electric Vehicle ArrivesBC Emergency Health Services is taking the first step towards converting its ambulance vehicles to electric, with the arrival of the first of six Ford Mach-E response vehicles.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/first-bcehs-electric-vehicle-arrives2022-09-29T07:00:00Z

 


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