Welcome to the EHS Medical First Responders Website
This website is dedicated to the EHS registered Medical First Responders who so diligently volunteer their time to their communities.
We hope that you will visit frequently as information is updated on a regular basis, especially in the Newsroom.
HeartStart FRx & HS1 AED
The following is a memo that came out from Phillips Healthcare regarding the Phillips FRx AED.
This does not impact the function of your AED.
CIL86100116 Canada ENG Customer
receives QE II medal
A truly dedicated member of his community for almost 40 years....
read more on Mac Noble, Chief of Elmsdale Fire Department, here
Important Information Regarding Oxygen Cylinders
Please see the attached technical services bulletin with respect to oxygen cylinders.
Technical Services Bulletin-MFR
13th Annual Nova Scotia EMS Symposium 2013 - Registration Form
Please see the attached registration form with all of the details for the Nova Scotia EMS Symposium 2013 by clicking HERE.
EHS LifeFlight Scene Safety Course
New Landing Zone Officer (LZO) Procedures
EHS LifeFlight will be presenting the Scene Safety Course; open to all Emergency Service Providers: Police, Search & Rescue, Fire Fighters, Paramedics, EMO, DNR, etc.
All personnel attending the course must review the "Pre-Course Orientation" before attending. This information can be found at: www.ehslifeflight.ca.
After the course EHS LifeFlight will provide a short briefing for any agency interested in developing, or already has, an EHS LifeFlight approved helipad in their community.
Brooklyn - April 2 from 7:00-9:00pm
Brooklyn Fire Department, 995 Highway 215, Brooklyn
For further information contact Andy McDade at (902) 817-7041 or email@example.com
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Enfield - April 9 from 7:00-9:00pm
Enfield Fire Department, #273 Highway #2, Enfield
For further information contact Terry MacAloney at (902) 883-9215 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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MFR Glucometer Message from Dr. Travers
Please read the following memo from Dr. Travers with respect to the use of blood glucometers by Medical First Responders.
MFR Glucometer - 27 Feb 2013
Dr. Travers is currently not endorsing the use of blood glucometers by MFRs in Nova Scotia. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Travers or MFR Services.
MFR New Levels of Service
The MFR Services Team would like to advise you of upcoming additions to the Levels of Service effective November 1, 2012.
We are pleased to offer MFR Agencies the choice of two additional levels of service to better reflect changes in response and coverage in communities throughout Nova Scotia. Levels 1-4 will remain in place and there will be no impact on these levels as a result of the additional levels of service.
Please read the following memo regarding the new Level 5 and Level 6.
Memorandum re changes Nov 1 2012
To change your level of service please complete the form at the following link.
MFR Levels of Service Change Form 1-6
Third Generation Firefighter Receives Medal
Captain Paul Maynard received a Queen Elizabeth II
Diamond Jubilee Medal at the annual general meeting
of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Service Association in
Ottawa. To read more on this story click on the following link.
AEDs in Local Communities
Principal of Hillcrest Academy, Steven Pippy, accepting a
Heartstart AED presented by paramedic James Holmes (left).
Read more on this in the Newsroom.
Local Firefighter gets Queen Elizabeth II
Diamond Jubilee Award
NORTH YORK, Ontario: The national president of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association has announced this morning that a Nova Scotia
paramedic and volunteer firefighter has been awarded the *Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.*
Read more on this in the Newsroom.
2011 Report Cards
On June 22, 2012, EHS MFR Services mailed “Report Cards” to each sponsored agency, detailing call volume and PCR compliance from 2011. This mark reflects all PCRs submitted to MFR Services compared to notifications made by the Medical Communications Centre. The report card also provides, for comparative purposes, statistical information for agencies in the appropriate region as well as the province overall, and reflects statistical information from the 2009-2010 report cards. Please post this in an area for all to see so you can strive to improve on your mark for next year.
Please review the following link for information regarding Bill 64: The Personal Health Information Act www.gov.ns.ca/health/phia.
D-Oxygen Regulator Seal
Brass-Viton oxygen tank gaskets achieve an easy seal of regulator to the D-tank oxygen cylinder issued to MFRs.
To avoid unnecessary difficulty and for reasons of safety, the Bodok seal is the only allowable, single gasket between the D-post and the regulator. A Bodok seal will last several tank change-overs.
Important - The green plastic dust-cover and filling-seal found on Praxaire tanks are not meant for regulator connections and are completely removed from the post before attaching a regulator with the Bodok seal.
Do not use nylon gaskets, double up seals or use the oxygen wrench as a lever to tighten the T-handle as a remedy for leaks.
A properly seated and leak-free connection should operate with normal hand-tight tension on the T-handle. If the Bodok seal appears worn, crumbled or leaks under normal tension, please complete a missing or damaged equipment form and return the regulator to MFR Services for repair.
Praxaire cover/seal removed and regulator with single Bodok (Brass-Viton) Seal
Truro Oxygen Exchange - Location Change
To: Northeastern Region MFR Agencies
Please be advised that effective February 9, 2012, oxygen exchange for MFR Agencies will no longer be available at our Walker Street facility in Truro. After February 9, 2012, you are asked to exchange oxygen cylinders at 203 Wade Road in Truro at the EHS Ambulance Base.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 902-832-8620 or by email at email@example.com.
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Reminder to check your AED
Please take a few moments to review the Phillips Heartstart AED Maintenance presentation. Be sure that regular checks are completed on any AEDs within your organization to ensure they are in working order.
If you have any questions or concerns related to your AED, please contact MFR Services.
EHS MFR Services Insurance Reminder
Please review the attached memo regarding insurance coverage for Medical First Responders.
Philips HeartStart FRx Reminders
This Philips HeartStart FRx presentation provides basic "how to" training for the Philips HeartStart FRx defibrillator.
Don't forget to perform regular checks on your AED, including pads. If your agency's defib pads are expired, or nearing the expiry date, simply submit a Request for Return of Missing/Damaged Equipment form and replacement pads will be shipped right away.
Are you looking for refresher training?
The calendar on the left indicates upcoming events. To view the complete list and details, select "Training Calendar" in the menu or click on the date in the calendar itself which will direct you to that page and content.
If your MFR agency wants to arrange a refresher training session, contact the EHS MFR Services office and we can connect you with a volunteer MFR Facilitator in your area.
Quik Combo Adapter makes Philips FRx compatible with LP12
We are receiving excellent feedback from our EHS MFR Agencies with respect to the new Philips FRx AED device. Pictured below is the Quik Combo Adapter Model 05-10000, which is clipped to the LP12 therapy-pouch in every EHS ambulance, thereby providing compatibility of the Philips pads in use with the LP12.
On the EHS Medical First Responders website you will find:
- General information on the EHS MFR program
- Criteria & Application for EHS MFR Sponsorship
- EHS MFR Binder
- Program Documents and Mandatory Essential Competencies
- Important correspondence to registered EHS MFR agencies
- Contact information for EHS MFR Services
- Links to other useful websites
www.ehsmfr.ca is designed to be user-friendly and provide up-to-date information about the EHS Emergency Health Service Medical First Response program. We hope that you will visit this site on a regular basis to view updated information.
EHS MFR Services appreciates your comments on the EHS Medical First Response program and this website. We invite you to contact us at (902) 832-8620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.