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New First Aid and Safety on the Farm program launched

New First Aid and Safety on the Farm program launched

Reading Time: < 1 minute St. John Ambulance and Ag for Life have launched a joint training initiative to help families who live and work on farms prepare and respond to emergencies. Each year in Alberta, there are over 18 agricultural-related deaths and hundreds of injuries. Machinery, rollovers, and animal-related events are the predominant causes. Quick use of first aid […] Read more

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Mental health training to be part of first aid courses

Reading Time: < 1 minute St. John Ambulance is making mental health training part of its standard and emergency first aid courses. “We currently offer mental health first aid courses in several provinces,” said Philip Clarke, chancellor of the Priory Council that oversees St. John Ambulance. “Integrating a mental health module into our standard and emergency first aid courses is […] Read more


Grande Prairie emergency medical responder Kayle Riddell-Poole wants more people to know about Automated External Defibrillators and how to use them.

‘Save A Life’ contest promotes awareness of defibrillators

Reading Time: < 1 minute Grande Prairie resident Kayle Riddell-Poole is one of two winners in a national contest put on by St. John Ambulance to raise awareness about Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). The #savealifeselfie contest encouraged Canadians to take selfies of themselves at places in their community where AEDs are located — which St. John Ambulance says are often […] Read more

Automated External Defibrillator portable electronic life saver.

New app allows quick access to automated external defibrillators

Reading Time: < 1 minute St. John Ambulance and a French organization called AEDMAP have partnered to develop a Canadian version of the Save A Life app so responders can quickly find an automated external defibrillator (AED) when needed. Someone in Canada experiences a cardiac arrest every 13 minutes. Early recognition, CPR and use of an AED can increase the […] Read more