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Drive to Arrive

Article featured in the 1994 April Issue of Canadian Emergency News Word by: K. I. Copeland Some of you will no doubt remember the popular TV series Starsky & Hutch from years past, as well as the famous duo of Johnny Gage and Roy Desoto from Emergency. Many of us cut our teeth on shows like these, and now we find ourselves behind the wheel or our own emergency vehicles. Television has been and continues to be a powerful influence … Read More

Suicide Prevention Day 2020

Suicide Prevention Day   There are few more deafening sounds than that left behind by a partner; lost to suicide. Every 40 seconds that sound is heard somewhere in the world, according to the WHO who estimates around 800,000 people take their own lives every year. It is considered a global pandemic by many governments. But those numbers only represent the people who carry it out and are successful in their attempt. In the US alone it is estimated that … Read More

National Air Ambulance Week 2020

Let’s meet Jake. Jake is an avid cyclist who likes to go for rides early in the morning between the different towns in Saskatchewan. One day while on his ride a deer runs in front of him and he swerves his bike to avoid it, crashing into a post on the side of the road. He is thrown off his bike and lands on the pavement with a broken femur, a broken wrist and serious head trauma. His day is … Read More

New Concepts In Human Resilience

It was a dark and rainy night. The police cruiser glided into the alley like a shark onto a reef, searching for its unsuspecting prey. The ‘prey’ was concealed about half way down the alley behind a large dumpster. Engine off, windows rolled up so that their breath wouldn’t be seen on this cold winter night. All of a sudden; a flash of light, blinding in its intensity, illuminated the prey freezing them for a moment in time. Heart rates … Read More

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