Off Duty Officer Save Elderly Woman at Water Park

Posted by cocreator on August 14, 2010
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Chiasson – who was a nurse before joining the OPP – was at a police association event at Splash Canyon Water Park and Resort on Nursery Road in Springwater Township with her family last week when she was told a woman had collapsed in a nearby pavilion.

Const. Robin Chiasson the Saviour

When Chiasson reached the woman and did a primary assessment there were no vital signs. Instinctively, she began CPR, compressing the woman’s chest while lifeguards went to get breathing apparatus.

“The lifeguards were really prompt in getting the mask they needed and that helped a lot,” she says.

Chiasson worked with the lifeguards to revive the woman until paramedics, firefighters and police arrived.

The woman – in her early 60s – was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital where she remains in serious condition, “but,” adds the young officer, “she’s still here fighting!”

Last November, the mother of three, and constable Peter Hunter of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP detachment, used a school’s AED (automated external defibrillator) and CPR to help revive a 13-year-old boy who was not exhibiting any vital signs after collapsing at James Keating Public School in Penetanguishene.

“I’m beginning to think I need an AED (automated external defibrillator) with me at all times,” she said.

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Security Director Saves Worker in Resort

Posted by cocreator on January 08, 2010
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51-year-old Richard Hannah was part of a crew installing a new fire alarm system at The Peaks Resort when he hit the ground as the result of a massive heart attack.

“The last thing I remember is working,” Hannah said in an interview with the Planet on Thursday. “The next thing I remember is waking up in the hospital five days later.”

Hannah was saved by one of the 32 public automatic external defibrillators placed throughout the towns of Telluride, Mountain Village, Placerville and even at Society Turn in Lawson Hill.

It was Peaks Director of Security Tom Chaddic, a trained first responder, who saved Hannah’s life.

Hannah was then taken to the Telluride Medical Center, where he was stabilized for a flight to St. Mary’s hospital in Grand Junction.

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