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Babysitting Course in Nunavik

Natalie Nowkawalk, a registered social worker, has been working in Inukjuak, QC, Nunavik over the past 13 years.  Her mother, Pat McCrory, who was training to be a First Aid/CPR instructor by Dean Turner of F.A.S.T. Rescue Inc., began teaching local Inuit of Inukjuak in First Aid and CPR in 2002.  Starting in 2003, she...

Designated Drivers or Drinking Drivers?

According to a study conducted by the University of Florida, designated drivers may not be driving sober.    Researchers surveyed and breath analyzed more than 1000 people leaving bars for 3 months.  Almost 35% of the people who were designated drivers, had consumed some alcohol.  About 17% of these drivers had a blood-...

Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

Chemicals throughout the handling, transportation and usage process pose a risk to human health and the environment.  In recognition of this fact, Canada and other countries have worked on a system to harmonize the existing hazard communications systems.  The aim has been to create a single, globally harmonized system whi...

Blog Talk Radio – Interview with Dean Turner

After retiring from the military, Dean met up with the Red Cross and found that it was a good fit, a “flexible way of delivering the program.” So he joined the Red Cross as a Community Service Coordinator managing the First Aid Department for the Region of York. He has done that since 1998 and […]...

A Message from Our President, Dean Turner

I would like to thank you, our valued customers, for your support and loyalty for 14 years. F.A.S.T. Rescue has continued to grow since I started the company back in 1998, and it could not have happened without you. I am grateful for the relationships we’ve built over the years as students, clients, and friends. […...

Ontario Inspection Blitzes

Based on the Ontario government’s commitment to the prevention of worker injuries, Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors will be conducting 3 high priority enforcement blitzes in 2013. The targeted workplaces include underground mines, industrial, construction and health care workplaces. Underground mines will be visi...

Heartsine Corrective Action

HeartSine Technologies Ltd. has issued a voluntary correction for their older Samaritan Pad 300 Live Unit public access defibrillators. Two issues may occur with these devices: 1. Issue 1 (On/Off Issue) The device may turn itself on without input from the user. In worst-case situations the battery could, within a week, be d...

Portraits of Giving Exhibition

President of F.A.S.T. Rescue, Dean Turner, was honoured in the Portraits of Giving Exhibition, held at the Aurora Cultural Centre in July, 2012.   As Dean says “Giving back is probably one of the most rewarding things you can do.”  This dedication and commitment is integral to Dean’s core values and...

F.A.S.T. Rescue wins 2 awards!

The proud recipient of two awards at the Canadian Red Cross Training Provider Banquet on May 9, 2012, F.A.S.T. Rescue won first place for training the most students in Marine First Aid for 2011 and second place for the most Emergency Medical Responder Training. “We have a great team” says President, Dean Turner,...

Relay for Life

The first Relay for Life in Canada was held in 1999 and raised $85,000. Now after 11 years, there are 485 Relay for Life events in Canada raising over $54 million. F.A.S.T. Rescue has been a proud sponsor for the York Region Relay for Life events since 2008. As a sponsor, F.A.S.T. Rescue provides First Responders and Parame...