Category: Education

CPR administered after near-drowning at Chocolate Lake

After a swimming ordeal at Chocolate Lake, a man is in a severe condition in a Halifax hospital. The Halifax Firefighters responded to a call at Chocolate Lake around 5 PM to help the emergency health services with a cardiac arrest case. A man who was swimming and diving in the lake at Herring Cove […]

Jogger who survived heart attack stresses importance of CPR training

On a sunny morning, Gordon Andrusiak went out for a brief jog close to Neil Nesbitt Park in Barrhaven. He was diagnosed with a heart condition but has been exercising regularly and eager to include jogging into his regimen. Unexpected ordeal In a short while, he was found by a group of workers wearing orange […]

Man dies from drowning while scuba diving despite CPR

A man died while scuba diving together with 3 friends at Lake Diefenbaker. The victim, 46-years old drowned after losing contact with his friends around 180 meters offshore at Danielson Provincial Park boat launch. Watery ordeal After a call, the RCMP together with the local EMS and STARS arrived and located the man in the […]

CPR efforts on ‘unresponsive’ Whistler Blackcomb snowboarder failed

At Whistler Blackcomb, there was an unconscious snowboarder who was later declared dead. He fell in a site at the ski hill which has a difficult terrain. According to the statement given by the officials of the ski hill, the ski patrol responded to an emergency dispatch call on a 27-year old snowboarder who was […]

Flight crew hailed as life savers by an using AED

Two flight crew members were credited for saving the life of a man at the Edmonton International Airport (EIA). The crew members utilized an automated external defibrillator (AED) when the man collapsed while getting off his flight from Phoenix to Edmonton around 4 PM on Wednesday. Airport ordeal According to Heather Hamilton, director of communications for EIA, […]

Alberta woman advocates more first aid and AED access

Shannon Willner and her sisters took their mother shopping in Leduc for her Mother’s Days present when the outing turned into a disaster. Shopping ordeal Their mother became short of breath. When her lips turned blue, one of the daughters called for emergency assistance. While one sister was on the line with a dispatcher, Willner […]

CPR helped N.B. curler with heart attack during match

A well-known curler from Saint John region is under recovery in a healthcare facility after suffering a medical emergency in the middle of a game. The incident occurred at the Traveler’s Provincial Curling Championship in Moncton. Unexpected crisis According to one teammate, Adib Saman, he threw his first rock, and everything appears fine. While going […]

Extended life after AED saved his life

For Paul Schnarr, he calls them his bonus years. In the past 10 years, the Conestogo man watched as his daughters grow from teenagers into young women. He has walked one of them down the aisle and he has become a grandfather. Throughout the years The only thing he has not done is play hockey. […]

Police saved girl with first aid after near drowning incident

A 2-year old girl is recovering after 2 Newark police officers executed first aid on her after nearly drowning in a backyard swimming pool. The police responded to a call in New Jersey on Sunday afternoon in around 90 seconds and greeted by the father upon their arrival. According to officer Shaquille Johnson, he came directly at […]

AEDs: Grieving N.S. father wants location of devices public

A Nova Scotia man whose son died after a cardiac arrest aims the public availability of life-saving defibrillators. In Nova Scotia, the emergency dispatchers cannot tell a caller where to find the nearest automated external defibrillator (AED). For David Fowlie, this needs to change. According to Fowlie, his son Michael was a picture of good health […]