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Provincial AED registry could help save lives

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Posted by MrFirefighter on Jun 1, 2012 @ 5:51AM


AB - Alberta Health Services is working towards a provincial registry of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

The registry will help 911 dispatchers guide callers to the one closest to them if they are dealing with someone having a heart attack.

"The registry will help ensure maintenance checks are being done so that the devices will work properly when needed. By tying the registry into EMS dispatch, we can tell 911 callers where to locate the nearest AED in case of cardiac emergency and advise them how to use it," says Dr. Ian Phelps, Senior Medical Director, AHS EMS.

Source: CTV - Calgary (click for full story)

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Source: The Toronto Sun (click for full story)
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Source: The Hamilton Spectator (click for full story)
Explosion tears through Victoria house
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Posted by web-chief on Mar 25, 2015 @ 8:05AM

VANCOUVER, BC - There was a simple lesson emergency crews learned as they tried to steer people away from a cloying plume of burning acid emerging from the March 4 Vancouver port container fire...[ read more ]

Source: The Vancouver Sun (click for full story)
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Fire at Lakeshore home deemed arson
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Four-plex fire leads to discovery of grow-op
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Posted by web-chief on Mar 23, 2015 @ 7:45AM

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