Weekly Review: September 26th-October 2nd
The team at the Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund is one we are constantly proud to work with. On Saturday, November 5th, you have a chance to help them raise even MORE money to donate defibrillators, in honour of fallen soldiers.
Patrick Armstrong is proud to announce that the 7th Annual Dancing With The Stars of 911 is moving ahead quickly — and you could be in attendance! This year, there are seven great dancing couples from the Royal Canadian Navy, Ontario Provincial Police, London Fire Department, Middlesex-London EMS and CACC! All will be dancing to help donate the defibrillator of the hour – in memory of Corporal Randy Payne, killed in Afghanistan in 2006. Cpl. Payne’s parents will be in attendance.
As well, there will be a silent auction is loaded with high end items to bid on! Currently, the Fund is preparing for defib donations 59, 60 and 61 before the event! If you have never been, please check out www.dwts911.com today and come see what all the fuss is about!
All 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.
The TFC event was a great success! With $6 from every ticket for the October 1st match donated to Rescue 7, we, in partnership with the Ontario Soccer Association and the Toronto FC, raised $5000.00! This will mean so many more Ontario soccer fields will have a defibrillator on hand! We are so excited to play a key role in this initiative. You can read more about the collaboration here.
Did you know that October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) month? 1 student dies every 3 days because of SCA. Learn more about what Rescue 7 and the Chase McEachern Memorial Fund are doing to prevent these sudden young deaths here. You can also educate yourself on how to monitor your child’s health here, with the help of Parent Heart Watch.
- November 10th, 8:30am-4:30pm, Rescue 7 head office (Markham)
- November 21st, 8:30am-4:30pm, Rescue 7 head office (Markham)
- December 12th, 8:30am-4:30pm, Rescue 7 head office (Markham)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rescue 7 and first aid/CPR trainer Martin Herde for the excellent course you offered and that Martin facilitated. I found the material very up to date and was glad to be able to learn new techniques and have many questions answered in a professional manner. The trainer kept the sessions light in tone all the while dealing with serious and life threatening topics.He was able to relay his real life experiences in showing us what can happen and how to respond to various situations. I am sure I can speak on behalf of the Shoppers Drug Mart employees who attended the Sept 28th course at St.Laurent Mall, that we are better first aid support people today after having completed it. Thank-you Martin and thank-you Rescue 7!
— Lorne Richardson, Pharmacist, Shoppers Drug Mart (Ottawa)