Emergency calls

Ambulance crews have been busy with a record number of emergency overdose calls this Wednesday, April 21. (BC Emergency Health Services)

B.C. paramedics responded to a record 138 overdose calls in a single day

Wednesday’s calls included 48 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and 51 in Fraser Health

 

Alexis Coughlan of Abbotsford is questioning why the paramedics took so long and why the firefighters from down the street were not dispatched when her two-year-old son Milo was having a seizure. (Submitted photo)

With a firehall down the street, B.C. mom questions response time for son’s seizure

Alexis Coughlan wonders why firefighters just down the street weren’t called before paramedics

 

Paramedic shortage has become a big talking point in Lower Mainland. (Black Press files)

Pitt Meadows mayor expresses concerns with paramedic shortage

Mayor Dingwall wants more positions added, higher pay, and better integration of local firefighters

 

Maple Ridge firefighters are on the scene of a hazardous materials call on Feb. 17, 2021. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

UPDATE: Hazardous materials incident along rail lines in Maple Ridge false alarm

Train car which appeared to be leaking, caused trains to stop both ways near Maple Crescent

  • Feb 17, 2021
Maple Ridge firefighters are on the scene of a hazardous materials call on Feb. 17, 2021. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Hands-only CRP has been proven to be far more effective than mouth-to-mouth and is far safer during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Leon Baranowski, B.C. Emergency Health Services paramedic practice leader. (BCEHS stock photo)

CPR during COVID-19: How to save someone’s life without risking your own

Paramedics share tips after civilians perform safe CPR on cardiac arrest patient in B.C. park

Hands-only CRP has been proven to be far more effective than mouth-to-mouth and is far safer during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Leon Baranowski, B.C. Emergency Health Services paramedic practice leader. (BCEHS stock photo)
Maple Ridge firefighters on scene at a fire at the modular housing on Royal Crescent. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)

Fire at supportive housing on Royal Crescent

Firefighters find chair on fire, building being evacuated

Maple Ridge firefighters on scene at a fire at the modular housing on Royal Crescent. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)