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Integrated response model saves the life of a man

A Lethbridge resident credits the integrated response model after surviving a heart attack. Tony Deys suffered a heart attack in a dressing room after playing hockey with his rec team for about 20 minutes.

Prompt intervention

Deys were emotional as he recounted his experience. He stated that his mind went black during this time but he was informed by friends that they knew something was wrong right away.

When Deys stopped responding, one of his friends called 911 and performed CPR. Within minutes, the EMS Integrated Response service arrived at the ATB Centre.

Deys credit the City of Lethbridge’s integrated response model of paramedics and firefighters as one of the main reasons that he is still alive today.

What is the integrated service model?

The integrated service model has been provided by The City of Lethbridge since 1912. It involves the dispatch of an ambulance and firetruck to the scene when a serious call is received to increase the number of paramedics and firefighters to assist at the scene.

Braden Burton was one of those who helped saved Dey’s life. After performing CPR, they were able to get a pulse before he was transported to Chinook Regional Hospital where he was flown by STARS to Foothills in Calgary.

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life.

Importance of first aid training

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life. Prompt delivery of life-saving techniques improves the chances of survival during emergencies.

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