Impact of heat dome on BC ambulance and dispatchers
November 1, 2021
‘They were pleading for help’: Impact of heat dome on B.C. ambulance and dispatchers
Troy Clifford, president of the Ambulance Paramedics of BC, shares with Global News how the heat wave starting in late June impacted dispatchers and paramedics on the job. Calls for ambulance service spiked during this time and a review by the B.C. coroner service found 570 sudden or unexplained deaths were heat-related, a 300-per-cent increase over what they would normally see during that week.