Weekly Review: September 19th-25th

We are so excited to be involved with the Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund and their awesome Dancing with the Stars event! Click below for more information.

Megan Crockett, a Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacist, recently put her first aid training to use and quite possibly saved a life. This is why education is so important! Read her story:
“I put my CPR training to use last night. We were in the front stage area at a Toronto music festival and a young girl nearby went down unconscious at the very end of the show. Security had no idea what to do while waiting for EMS to arrive so I offered to help. It wasn’t a heroic effort on my part by any means but I went through the ABC’s and once I determined she was breathing, I put her in the recovery position and tried to talk to her.  She actually responded by nodding once or twice before passing out again. I kept checking her vitals and talking to her until EMS arrived and took over, which felt like forever even though it was probably only about 5 minutes. Poor thing probably has a wicked hangover today and I don’t know whether she had drugs in her system as well, but she was in pretty bad shape.
So, just wanted to extend a thank you for giving us such great training and know that even though it wasn’t a life threatening situation, it was put to good use I think!”
Another 80 hour Emergency Medical Responder course has become available for registration! The dates and times are as follows:
When? November 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, December 3rd, 8:00am-5:00pm
Cost? $875
To register? Click here!
As of April 1st, 2015, you are required to have training through a MOL-approved training provider if you work on a construction project and use any of the following methods of fall protection:
•Travel restraint systems           •Fall restricting systems
•Fall arrest systems                     •Safety nets
•Work belts or safety belts
There is a 2 year transition period for those who have been working at heights prior to April 1, 2015. To be eligible to take advantage of this transition period, you need to have received training on working at heights that met the requirements of Section 26.2 of the Construction Regulation 213. If you did, then you have until April 1, 2017 to complete an approved working at heights training program. If you are unsure, contact us and we would be happy to assist you (info@rescue7.net).
The upcoming dates for Working at Heights training are:


All Ontario RCMP officers are trained to use Rescue 7 AEDs, and it looks like this saved a life. Read the harrowing story below:

On Saturday September 17, 2016, at 9:00 am, Officers with the Castlegar RCMP were approached in the detachment parking lot by individuals looking for assistance with a male that had collapsed while preparing for the local Farmer’s Market. The officers were advised that the 53 year old male had just been found unconscious in his RV parked at the Castlegar museum. Two on-duty officers immediately attended the Castlegar Museum parking lot and located the male inside his RV. They moved the male from the RV and placed him on the ground outside and began CPR, while they awaited the arrival of BC Ambulance Services.

The officers were equipped and trained in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and while one officer performed CPR, the second officer set up the AED and attached it to the unconscious man and activated the AED. The officers continued to perform CPR on the man until BCAS paramedics arrived  shortly after and took over life saving efforts. The male was transported to the Kelowna hospital, where on Monday Sept 19th it was learned that as of this time he was in stable condition.

It would appear that the quick actions of others combined with the preparedness and training of our officers and the quick response by BCAS, the male was sufficiently stabilized until he was able to receive further medical treatment, stated Sgt Laurel Mathew, Detachment Commander of the Castlegar RCMP.