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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


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