Above & Beyond Award Presentation

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The BCMSA and St. John Ambulance recognizes individuals who have acted alone or as a team in providing assistance to either those in need of medical aid using their knowledge in first aid; or those in a situation where their lives may be in danger with or without the application of first aid. Taylor Buell (bottom center), Shem Smith (top center) and Meagan McMillan (not shown) were recognized for their actions at the Comox Valley Regional District Parks and Recreation Meeting jointly by Mike Roberts, BCMSA Executive Director (right) and Dave Valentine, St. John Ambulance Area Commissioner (left) for Vancouver Island at the first annual Above and Beyond Award presentation on January 23rd, 2018 .

In September, a gentleman in his early 50’s collapsed into full cardiac arrest while public skating. The staff responded very quickly and began performing CPR. After using the AED machine three times and further CPR, the gentleman regained consciousness. The gentleman arrested two more times and was then stabilized and transported to Vancouver where he received a complicated heart surgery. We are thrilled to report he is now doing very well.

If you know of someone who has acted alone or as a team in providing assistance to either those in need of medical aid using their knowledge in first aid; or those in a situation where their lives may be in danger with or without the application of first aid in the past year, the BCMSA and St. John would like to recognize their effort.

Above & Beyond Nomination Form

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