Tag: First Aid Course

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 […]

Motorcyclist dies after collision despite CPR

A motorcyclist died after striking head-on with a car in Etobicoke on Friday night. According to the Toronto police, they received a call for a collision involving a motorcycle and car at Scarlett and Hill Garden Rds. before 7 PM. Based on the initial reports from the site, the motorcyclist was lying on the road […]

Man trying to save his son dies despite attempts on CPR

A 41-year old Kingsville man died after attempting to save his son in Lake Erie near Cedar Island. The Kingsville Fire Department, OPP and Essex Windsor EMS responded to a report of a boater missing in the water of Lake Erie close to Cedar Island on Tuesday. According to police, Tyson Koehn was operating a […]

Edmonton woman drowns despite prompt CPR

An Edmonton man is mourning the death of his wife after drowning while celebrating their 30-year wedding anniversary in Hawaii in late August. After an enjoyable escapade in Maui during their 25th wedding anniversary, Pat L’Hirondelle and his wife Debbie decided to return to celebrate another milestone. Vacation ordeal The two arrive in Maui for a […]

Pedestrian struck by taxi given CPR

A pedestrian sustained serious injuries on Thursday morning after being hit by a taxi cab on Elgin Street. The paramedics report that the woman in her 60s was standing on the sidewalk when the cab hit her after 9 AM. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Unforeseen incident: pedestrian struck Toronto The […]

CPR stock: Off-duty cop saved the driver’s life after crash

An off-duty police officer was credited for saving the life of a driver during an emergency that resulted in a rush-hour crash on the Port Mann bridge. New Westminster Police Const. Todd Sweet was driving home when he witnessed a vehicle crashed directly into a concrete barrier. Sweet assisted an off-duty officer with the Vancouver […]

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to get emergency response training

The assembly of Manitoba Chiefs aims on providing multi-level first aid training to First Nations communities. The training will include emergency relief training against bullying, abuse, and prevention of violence in the isolated communities. Importance of emergency response training According to Grand Chief Arlen Dumas, these communities have unique needs, especially with anti-bullying. The people […]

Bystander effect and arena staff saved hockey player with CPR

A 44-year old man is alive due to the prompt actions of a group of bystanders. The man was playing hockey at the Bell Sensplex when he experienced sudden cardiac arrest right after 7 PM. The witnesses say he dropped on the ice while skating. According to Jonathan Reuther, a facility supervisor at the rink, […]