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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:05 am 
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Location: Ottawa
How awesome is this?!
Today during City Council, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services announced that all fire trucks operating in Mississauga will carry EpiPens and firefighters are authorized to provide assistance to anyone that requires it.
"Our firefighters are generally first on scene when there's been a 911 call so having EpiPens available on the fire trucks makes good sense," said Mississauga fire chief, John McDougall. "Training for our firefighters began in February and I'm pleased to say that all crews have now been trained." ... d=1102060r

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 12:43 pm 

Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:26 pm
Posts: 526
This is wonderful news! I hope other cities will take note and follow suit. Firefighters are often the first responders to accidents and medical emergencies and the more tools they have, the more lives can be saved.

We are very lucky where we live: all our firefighters are trained paramedics and all the fire trucks have paramedic kits on them. Quizzing the firefighters at the open house, they all knew their allergy stuff and even showed me their epinephrine. :)

anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, potato, wheat, sorghum; asthmatic, dairy intolerant, vegan
other family members allergic to to dairy, egg, peanut, peach, sesame, environmentals

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