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Bike paramedics return to Vancouver’s downtown streets<img alt="BCEHS' Vancouver Bike Squad with their bikes and equipment" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/team%20shot%202%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bike paramedics return to Vancouver’s downtown streetsAfter a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCEHS’ Vancouver Bike Squad has returned to the downtown core this fall.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bike-paramedics-return-to-vancouver’s-downtown-streets2020-09-16T07:00:00Z
Why you should talk about overdoses on August 31: Highest month on record for overdoses<img alt="Paramedics treat a patient who has overdosed" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Overdose%20downtown%20buildings%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Why you should talk about overdoses on August 31: Highest month on record for overdosesAltered breathing. Ashen or greyish skin tone. Unresponsive. All the signs add up. It’s an overdose.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/why-you-should-talk-about-overdoses-on-august-312020-08-26T07:00:00Z
Celebrating a 30-year partnership<img alt="Paramedics Randy Block and Dave Marklund" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/RandyBlock_DaveMarklund-later%20years2%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Celebrating a 30-year partnershipParamedic partners. Sometimes they know each other better than their spouses or their family. Their comradery is strong. Their connection is solid. They have each other’s back.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/celebrating-a-30-year-partnership2020-07-09T07:00:00Z
Preventing window and balcony falls<img alt="Paramedics arrive at the scene of a call" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Paramedics%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Preventing window and balcony fallsWith warm weather’s arrival, BC Emergency Health Services is reminding parents and caregivers to keep children safe near windows and balconies, especially with the increased confinement during COVID-19.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/preventing-window-and-balcony-falls2020-06-23T07:00:00Z
On the ground, at our side and in our corner<img alt="Unit chief Kyle Klint (left) with a paramedic colleague" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Kyle%20Klint%20art.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />On the ground, at our side and in our cornerKyle Klint has been a paramedic for 26 years and unit chief at the main ambulance station in Victoria since 2019. A winner of a PHSA+ Award this year, Kyle is a demonstrated people-focused leader who is dedicated to the safety and well-being of his crews.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/on-the-ground-at-our-side-and-in-our-corner2020-05-29T07:00:00Z
Celebrating our paramedics: Paramedic Services Week May 24 – 30, 2020<img alt="Paramedic Sarah Jones and children" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Sarah%20Jones%20-%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Celebrating our paramedics: Paramedic Services Week May 24 – 30, 2020Paramedic Services Week, May 24 - 30, 2020, honours and recognizes the work of paramedics across Canada. The theme declared this year by the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada is: Paramedics on the Front Line.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/celebrating-our-paramedics-paramedic-services-week-may-24-30-20202020-05-22T07:00:00Z
We are outfitting our paramedics in protective gear<img alt="Paramedic Megan Lawrence in personal protective equipment (PPE)" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/megan%20lawrence%20PPE_april%202020%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />We are outfitting our paramedics in protective gearAs the COVID-19 pandemic develops, paramedics in B.C. are playing an increasingly responsive role on the front lines.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/we-are-outfitting-our-paramedics-in-protective-gear2020-04-17T07:00:00Z
The story tucked behind the crash of a medical plane<img alt="Marty Anderson with daughter Dr. Kirsten Anderson" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Dad%20and%20Daughter%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The story tucked behind the crash of a medical planeFor years, Marty Anderson talked about the drama surrounding the birth of his first daughter with his family and some close friends. Twenty-five years later, he is talking about it publicly.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/the-story-tucked-behind-the-crash-of-a-medical-plane2020-02-25T08:00:00Z
'Certainly, without these dedicated professionals I would not be here today.'<img alt="David Kwong with paramedics" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/David%20and%20paramedics%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />'Certainly, without these dedicated professionals I would not be here today.'What began as a nagging cough quickly escalated into a life-threatening cardiac arrest and, ultimately, a life-transforming event for Vancouverite David Kwong.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/certainly-without-these-dedicated-professionals-i-would-not-be-here-today2020-02-06T08:00:00Z
A closer look at paramedic response to overdose calls across the province<img alt="Paramedic Christina Zaganas is on the frontlines of the overdose crisis" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Paramedic,%20DTES%20art.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A closer look at paramedic response to overdose calls across the provinceParamedics continue to be called to an incredibly high number of overdoses across the province. In 2019 that amounted to 24,166 overdose calls, or an average of 66 calls each day for a potential overdose. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/a-closer-look-at-paramedic-response-to-overdose-calls-across-the-province2020-01-08T08:00:00Z

 


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