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Dispatcher helps dad deliver baby on laundry room floor<img alt="Elaine Tuit and her new baby Hailie on the laundry room floor" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Laundry%20Room%20Delivery%20landscape.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dispatcher helps dad deliver baby on laundry room floorWe discovered the exemplary work of Ryan Christensen, a Victoria dispatcher, when BCEHS received a kind email of gratitude from the mother of a new baby. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dispatcher-helps-dad-deliver-baby-on-laundry-room-floor2018-05-02T07:00:00Z
“A symphony of efficiency”: the BCEHS response to the February 25, 2018 Coquihalla incident<img alt="Ambulances at the scene of a major motor vehicle incident on the Coquihalla Highway" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Coquihalla%20MCI.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />“A symphony of efficiency”: the BCEHS response to the February 25, 2018 Coquihalla incidentWinter conditions on the Coquihalla led to a major crash involving two buses, two semis and several passenger vehicles on the night of February 25, triggering a coordinated BCEHS response that spanned multiple departments and communities. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/coquihalla-incident2018-03-02T08:00:00Z
Woman saves husband’s life with 19 minutes of continual CPR<img alt="Rachel Wardale, Jazzi Griffiths, Luanne Katz, Ken Katz and Sean Davids" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/VitalLink%20Salt%20Spring%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Woman saves husband’s life with 19 minutes of continual CPRLuanne and Ken Katz are kayak racers. One Saturday morning in November they were out on the water doing what Luanne calls a workout paddle. "We were completing intervals, we were wearing our heart monitors," she said, "nothing unusual."http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/woman-saves-husband’s-life-with-19-minutes-of-continual-cpr2018-02-05T08:00:00Z
If you’re alone when you overdose, who will save your life?<img alt="Of 21,758 OD calls across BC from Jan to Nov 2017, 99% of ambulance-attended calls resulted in survival." src="/about-site/PublishingImages/Survival%20in%20BC%20Jan-Nov%202017.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />If you’re alone when you overdose, who will save your life?You’ve seen the depressing statistics on the news. Victims of overdose are at high risk of dying, especially if there’s fentanyl in the mix. If someone is there to immediately call 911 so paramedics can help, that risk decreases enormously.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/if-you’re-alone-when-you-overdose-who-will-save-your-life2018-01-25T08:00:00Z
Husband and wife part of 'chain of survival'<img alt="Paramedic Scott Peden; district manager Mike Sorenson; award recipients Barrie and Diana Stephen; unit chief Cheryl Spencer" src="/PublishingImages/005_Vital%20Link%20Terrace%20presentn600.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Husband and wife part of 'chain of survival'A unique Vital Link award presentation was held recently in northwest BC that saw both a husband and wife from Terrace honoured for saving each other’s lives through the use of CPR.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/husband-and-wife-part-of-chain-of-survival2018-01-18T08:00:00Z
Thirteen ambulances, over 40 patients - and a positive outcome<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/dispatch.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Thirteen ambulances, over 40 patients - and a positive outcomeA group of over 40 Delta farm workers had been cleaning greenhouse windows using gas-powered pressure washers, when they began feeling unwell. Managers at the farm initiated evacuation protocols and called 911.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/thirteen-ambulances-over-40-patients-and-a-positive-outcome2017-12-14T08:00:00Z
Mock marine disaster exercise in the Salish Sea<img alt="Salish Sea mock marine disaster exercise" src="/PublishingImages/01_Salishex.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Mock marine disaster exercise in the Salish SeaLast week, BC emergency response organizations, including BC Emergency Health Services, took part in Exercise Salish Sea, a mock marine disaster exercise. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/mock-marine-disaster-exercise-in-the-salish-sea2017-11-03T07:00:00Z
Honours and recognition at BCEHS employee awards ceremony<img alt="Linda Lupini, COO Barb Fitzsimmons and Lt. Governor Judith Guichon present the COO's Commendation Award to Ron Glanville." src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/RGlanaward%20sml.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Honours and recognition at BCEHS employee awards ceremony324 BCEHS staff from across the province were honoured at the annual Employee Long Service and Awards of Excellence ceremony on October 16, 2017.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/honours-and-recognition-at-bcehs-employee-awards-ceremony2017-10-24T07:00:00Z
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 brightestBCEHS staff from across the province and the Honourable Lt. Governor Judith Guichon will gather to celebrate staff achievements and our longest-serving employees on Monday, October 16, 2017.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/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/stories/new-combined-ambulance-station-and-fire-hall-to-officially-open-in-richmond2017-10-10T07:00:00Z

 


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