Category: CPR

Coincidental role of N.L. health minister who used CPR to save a life

John Haggie emphasizes the importance of the life-saving training. First aid and CPR training is highly beneficial for anyone. Saving a life Saving a life of a man is considered as an act of heroism but one Newfoundland and Labrador politician is downplaying his action. He hopes to spur others to undergo life-saving training such […]

Whistler Blackcomb snowboarder was not revived by CPR

An adult male snowboarder died while on Whistler Blackcomb due to an accident 3 days after opening for the season. The unconscious snowboarder was found at Whistler Blackcomb and later declared dead. He fell in an area of the ski hill with difficult terrain. Dangers while on the ice The ski patrol responded to a […]

Falconridge shooting victim given first aid care

A person was quickly rushed to a healthcare facility after a shooting. The incident occurred in the northeast region of the city. Shooting incident It was after 7:30 PM when the emergency crews attended the 100 block of Falton Close N.E. According to Sgt. David Fakas, they found a man in his 30s with a gunshot […]

Skier’s rescue from B.C. mountain required first aid measures

A backcountry skier’s fall into a hidden tree well was a successful rescue but it serves as a warning to others. Based on a statement by Terrace Search and Rescue, the crews were called at around 3:20 PM to the backcountry of Shames Mountain, west of Terrace. Two local men, in their early 40s were […]

Fringe performer’s visit takes a serious turn where CPR is needed

Chris Parsons encourages everyone that knowing how to perform CPR is a useful skill. Parsons is a street performer with the stage name Chris Without the Hat. While in Saskatoon to perform at the Fringe Festival, he had to perform CPR to help a man breathe again. Importance of CPR training According to Parsons, he […]

Longueuil baby saved after near drowning

A 1-year old boy was saved after near drowning in the family’s swimming pool in Longueuil. Watery rescue According to the police, the baby fell into the water and knocked his head. One of the relatives found the child unconscious in the pool. According to Longueuil police spokesperson, Stephanie Jalbert, they got a call around 8:50 PM. […]

Young boy gave first aid after near drowning in St-Michel

A young boy, around 7-years old is in a severe condition after nearly drowning in a public pool in St-Michel borough. Near drowning incident The police received a 911 call at around 6:35 PM saying that a young boy was found unconscious in a public pool on Francois Perreault St. According to Urgences-Sante spokesperson Stephane Smith, the […]

Victim of Mission crash given first aid before air lifted

A Mission emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicular rollover. A 56-year old Osoyoos woman was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital after her vehicle flipped into a ditch that was filled with water. Timely rescue The local emergency personnel were requested to respond to east of Lougheed Highway and Nelson Street after the motorists witnessed an […]

Trained patrons use CPR and Lifepak to save a man’s life

An Abbotsford man was alive after a deadly arrhythmia at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. If a sudden heart attack occurs, the ideal setting would be in a location with a paramedic and other health care professionals present and an available defibrillator. It was the case for an Abbotsford man who was alive after suffering a […]

U.S. border officers assist in saving a man’s life with AED

A man was under medical distress after arriving at the border to cross from Abbotsford to the U.S. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Huntingdon border crossing helped save the life of a 56-year old Canadian man. The Kamloops man along with his wife arrived at the border to cross from […]