Archive | January, 2019

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Rinks urged to buy defibrillators after rescue

After a dramatic revival on the weekend, more rinks and recreational facilities on P.E.I. are planning to buy automated external defibrillators. Importance of defibrillators Steve Stapleton assisted in reviving a friend who collapsed during a hockey game at the APM Centre in Cornwall. He used an AED when CPR was no longer working. According to […]

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Man saved by MRU students donates defibrillators to school

Ayaz Kara suffered a heart attack in locker room after a squash game. A man who credits 3 Mount Royal University students for saving his life donated in hopes of saving the lives of others like him. Defibrillators saves lives After a squash game at the university’s courts, Ayaz Kara had a heart attack. There […]

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Hockey teammates given reward for saving the life of a fellow player

Ron Klippenstein and Dan Szun utilized an AED to keep Jim Kirby alive after a heart attack. The 2 Winnipeg men who saved the life of their teammate during a hockey game were recognized by the city’s fire department for their rapid actions. Timely action to save a life The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service awarded […]

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Increasing cases of hockey rink heart attacks requires more public defibrillators

The resuscitation of 2 Newfoundland hockey players highlights the importance of public defibrillators. It was the second case of heart attacks at a hockey rink where another player was saved with CPR. The players who suffered the heart attacks in both cases are recovering. Importance of public defibrillators in sports arenas The 2 incidents brought […]

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Man taken to RCH with gunshot wound

A man was transported to RCH after sustaining a gunshot wound. The Mission police, fire and ambulance personnel responded to a call at Philbert Street for reports on a male suffering from a gunshot wound shortly after 3 PM. Shooting incident The victim was transported via air ambulance which landed in Mission Secondary School’s playing […]

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Two citizens recognized by police for heroic effort

Jesse Boyes and Michael Ercanbrack were recognized for their heroic efforts. Both were honored at the board meeting of Abbotsford police. Boyes was given recognition for having intervened in a potential drowning. Drowning incident Boyes was walking on Discovery Trail at Wells Gray Avenue and McKinley Drive when he spotted a teenager who fell down […]

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Man falls into water at Cascade Falls shortly after taking photo

UFV student was lucky to be alive after losing his footing. It started as a free time to check the Cascade Falls landmark but ended as a near death experience for one UFV student. According to Cole Nutma, he was to be alive after falling into a pool of water above the iconic waterfall. With […]

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Man in severe condition after shooting in Abbotsford

A man in his 20s is in severe condition in a healthcare facility after a shooting in Abbotsford. According to Sgt. Judy Bird, the Abbotsford Police Department got a 911 hang-up call at around 6:15 PM which alerted them to a possible shooting at a residence in the 2500 block of Birch Street in east […]

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Man and woman suffer gunshot wounds in Abbotsford

A couple turned up with injuries early morning at a gas station at Fraser Highway and Mt. Lehman Road. Both man and woman who showed up at an Abbotsford gas station early in the morning sustained apparent gunshot wounds. The pair were transported to a healthcare facility with non-life-threatening injuries that were given appropriate emergency […]

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Councilor collapses at CBRM meeting

When Steve Gillespie collapsed, he was saved by an AED. The Civic Center in Sydney has 2 automated external defibrillators for better response to medical emergencies. Importance of AEDs in public areas According to CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke, training is provided to ensure that those who work in the building can properly use AEDs in […]

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