BC Emergency Health Services is honouring two West Vancouver Police Officers with Vital Link awards for a roadside response to an individual in a life-threatening medical crisis.
On December 12, 2018, officers were flagged over on Highway #1 near Caulfeild Drive to help an overdosed man in cardiac arrest. Cst. Matt Plant and Cst. Rob De Roos are being commended by BC EHS for their response including administration of naloxone and effective, high-quality Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation(CPR).
BC Emergency Health Services presents Vital Link Awards to honour those who perform CPR during an emergency, providing a vital link to a patient’s successful survival. All West Vancouver Police officers carry Naloxone overdose response kits on duty and annually re-certify in CPR, and use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED).
West Vancouver BC-EHS Unit Chief Katherine Ewing and North Vancouver Unit Chief Nick Smith will be at the award ceremony, along with paramedics who were involved in the call.
The award ceremony will take place at 4 pm on Wednesday, June 12, in the Atrium of West Vancouver Police Headquarters at 755, 16th Street in West Vancouver.