Archive | February, 2019

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Elderly woman dies despite CPR after house fire

An elderly woman died when a house fire occurred despite immediate delivery of CPR. The Calgary Fire Department stated that a woman who was found inside the front door was transported to a healthcare facility but she died of her injuries. House fire The incident involved a fire at a single-family house in northwest Calgary […]

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Child dies after pulled from Lake Bonaventure despite given CPR

A young child died despite CPR after falling into the water at Lake Bonaventure. According to Calgary Fire Department spokesperson Carol Henke, the emergency crews were called to the lake located in the southeast of the city. Dangers in the water The family members or bystanders were delivering CPR on the 15-month old child when […]

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SIU clears Peel officers who provided naloxone

Police officers attempted to save a man with naloxone and CPR did not wrong. This was discovered by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU). Overdose concerns The SIU checks all deaths involving police in the province. In such cases, the officers were called to a Brampton house where they found a 36-year old man who is […]

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Man saved with CPR at Ottawa airport

A 68-year old was saved with CPR at the Ottawa airport. The border agents, passengers and American Airlines staff were among those who helped the man. The man went into cardiac arrest after getting off his flight at the Ottawa International Airport. Timely actions to save a life According to the paramedics, the witnesses quickly […]

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Motorcyclist dies after crash despite CPR

A man died despite CPR after an evening crash between a car and a motorcycle in Toronto’s west end. Unforeseen demise The emergency crews were called to the scene near Scarlett Road and Lawrence Avenue W. for reports regarding a rider lying on a roadway who sustained severe injuries after the collision. According to the […]

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CPR given to man with serious injuries after Toronto house fire

A man suffering from severe smoke inhalation was given CPR by the emergency crews. A man who was believed to be in his 40s was severely injured after he was pulled from a burning house in north Toronto. Dangers of fire Heavy smoke was seen pouring out of the house in the area of Eglinton […]

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Good investment in life-saving chest compression device

The firefighters at the Bath Regional Fire and Rescue Department are hoping that a new piece of equipment can help save lives. With several donations and fundraising events, the department purchased a ZOLL autopulse resuscitation system which delivers automated CPR to victims of cardiac arrest. Advancements in care According to the manufacturer, the department is […]

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Firefighters treat colleague after collapse with CPR

Steve Sawatzky was given CPR when he went into cardiac arrest. Around 2 dozen Winnipeg firefighter paramedics took turns in delivering CPR on one of their own for almost an hour after he collapsed at a work barbeque at Tinkertown. After facing issues with the on-site automated external defibrillator (AED), his co-workers took turns in […]

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