Creating Safe Communities
Ambulance New Brunswick's commitment to safety doesn't end when we transfer the care of our patient to the hospital. No - our dedicated paramedics, EMDs, flight nurses and clinical educators and trainers are working to create safe and healthy communities by teaching New Brunswickers how to stay safe in their homes, what to do in the event of a medical emergency and how to save a life with hands-only CPR and the use of an AED.
Here are just some of the ways we are working to empower people with the information they need to stay safe and healthy:
School and daycare visits - teaching young children about how and when to call 911
Seniors groups visits - fall prevention sessions to help seniors avoid injury. Also information on medication safety and what to expect during transport in an ambulance.
Hands-only CPR Public Education Campaign
- demonstrations in schools and arenas, at fairs, festivals and other community gatherings to spread the word that anyone
can save a life in two simple steps.
You can learn too
Safety at the scene of a motor vehicle collision or other emergency scene is everyone's responsability - yours and ours. The next time you approach a collision or other scene, try to follow these steps:
- Keep your attention on the road - not the accident scene (if you're focused on seeing what's happening at a scene you will be more likely to cause a secondary accident)
- Slow down and use caution when passing an accident scene
- If it's safe to move over into the far lane, you should do that to create that cushion of safety