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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
Blood on board program expands to the Interior<img alt="Two smiling paramedics carrying a red bag, standing by a BCEHS helicopter" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Stn%20370%20paramedics%20art.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Blood on board program expands to the InteriorEvery second counts when a patient is bleeding heavily.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/blood-on-board-program-expands-to-the-interior2022-08-23T07:00:00Z
Help us help: how to keep 911 for serious emergencies<img alt="911 dispatcher with headset at a computer" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Dispatcher%20photo%20art.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Help us help: how to keep 911 for serious emergenciesBC Emergency Health Services is receiving more 9-1-1 phone calls in its dispatch centres than ever before. In the past five years there has been a 28 per cent increase in 9-1-1 calls for an ambulance.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/help-us-help2022-07-29T07:00:00Z
Paramedic referrals connect people to support after overdose<img alt="Social worker and paramedic smiling while wearing masks" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/arnason%20and%20barden%20article.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Paramedic referrals connect people to support after overdoseBC paramedics are helping to address the ongoing toxic drug crisis by connecting people at risk to important health-care services through a new initiative with the regional health authorities.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/paramedic-referrals-connect-people-to-support-after-overdose2022-07-12T07:00:00Z
Vancouver resident honoured for saving neighbour’s life with CPR<img alt="Marc Downes with Vicky, whose life he saved." src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/vitallink%20article.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Vancouver resident honoured for saving neighbour’s life with CPRVancouver resident Marc Downes did not have any emergency training, but when he discovered a woman unconscious and floating in the hot tub of his residential building last March, he sprang into action.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/vancouver-resident-honoured-for-saving-neighbour’s-life-with-cpr2022-06-28T07:00:00Z
New look for summer<img alt="Three paramedics wearing summer uniforms in navy and bright yellow with high-visibility strips" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/uniforms%201-2-3.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New look for summerB.C. paramedics will be sporting a new look this summer. Our front-line staff now have the option of wearing summer polo shirts, soft-shell jackets and summer hats. http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-look-for-summer2022-06-13T07:00:00Z
Care, knowledge, and professionalism: the many faces of paramedicine<img alt="" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/paramedic-services-week.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Care, knowledge, and professionalism: the many faces of paramedicineParamedic Services Week is taking place across Canada from May 22 to 28. This year, we honour and recognize paramedics and the vital role they play in B.C.’s health-care system each and every day.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/stories/paramedic-services-week2022-05-19T07:00:00Z


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