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Winter weather brings increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning<img alt="Paramedic specialist Jodi Butterman holds up a portable carbon monoxide monitor" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Jodi%20CO%20monitor%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Winter weather brings increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoningAs the cold starts to move in, people use their stoves, furnaces and gas appliances more often. This increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Community paramedicine closing gaps in health care<img alt="Community paramedic with patient" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/CP%20video%20still.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Community paramedicine closing gaps in health careBC’s community paramedicine program is improving access to health care in rural and remote communities by enhancing the role of qualified paramedics.
Honours and awards for BCEHS staff<img alt="Paramedic specialist Jennie Helmer is congratulated by Amit Sobti, Executive Director of Provincial Programs at BCEHS" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Helmer%20award%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Honours and awards for BCEHS staffThe BCEHS Long Service and Excellence Awards celebrate the significant milestones and outstanding achievements of our employees from across the province.
Paramedic warmed by kindness and brownies<img alt="Handmade thank you cards on cork board" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Thank%20you%20cards%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Paramedic warmed by kindness and browniesWhen the landline phone rang at the Port Moody ambulance station, unit chief Daniel Earl assumed it was a telemarketing call.
From lunch to lifesaving, thanks to PulsePoint app<img alt="Person giving CPR" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/CPR%20on%20person%20article.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />From lunch to lifesaving, thanks to PulsePoint appMichael Lee was having lunch with his family at a restaurant in Prince George. Just as the food arrived, he heard a noise coming from his phone—one that he hadn’t heard before.
How World Restart A Heart Day was honoured in Tsawwassen<img alt="BCEHS director of strategic programs Peter Thorpe, cardiac survivor John Harrison and paramedic Jamie Rodgers" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Pay%20it%20Forward%20Image.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />How World Restart A Heart Day was honoured in TsawwassenCarol Harrison wrote a letter to her local paper to thank the people, including paramedics, who saved her husband’s life. The result was “the ultimate pay-it-forward.”
BC Ambulance paramedics discover missing plane 10 months after disappearance<img alt="Plane wreckage site, Glacier National Park" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Plane%20Wreckage%20Site%20Glacier%20National%20Park.JPG?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Ambulance paramedics discover missing plane 10 months after disappearanceFor people who spend a lot of their time moving at a cruising speed of 230 kilometres an hour, it may seem strange that their discovery came down to a split second of time. Or, maybe not.
Carbon monoxide monitors and well-trained paramedics save the day<img alt="Paramedic Brad Fraser wears a carbon monoxide detector on his uniform" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Brad%20Fraser%20article%20image.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Carbon monoxide monitors and well-trained paramedics save the dayThe right equipment and the right training meant that two Kelowna-area paramedics got everyone out of an Okanagan home alive last month.
Teaching kids about 9-1-1 can save lives<img alt="Paramedic unit chief Marilyn Oberg teaches a child about calling 9-1-1" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Kid%20calling%20911.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Teaching kids about 9-1-1 can save livesWould your children know what to do in an emergency situation?
Paramedic practice leaders and clinical excellence<img alt="Paramedic practice leaders Ole Olsen, Jon Deakin and Leon Baranowski" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/PPLs.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Paramedic practice leaders and clinical excellenceBCEHS has a new team of paramedic practice leaders, to ensure paramedics at BCEHS bring the very best care to patients in BC.

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