A new device has been purchased through the municipal partnership between Mountain View County & the town of Olds. As a result, the Physio Control 3.1 Automated CPR Device will be used by the Olds Fire Department.
The municipal partnership with Mountain View County and the Town of Olds made a joint purchase of a Physio Control Lucas 3.1 Automated CPR Device for use by the Olds Fire Department
Fire Chief Justin Andrew says it has been a long withstanding problem for emergency service personnel when responding to calls for cardiac arrest.
The reason the Automated CPR Device was purchased by the municipalities for the Olds Fire Department was because presently it is not a required item for EMS to carry.
The fire department is auto dispatched to any cardiac arrest call within its jurisdiction to assist already, so the device will come along and be readily available.
He says there was an identified need for the device with recent medical studies and survival rates.
Andrew adds, the OFD's call volume is at 330 calls for service so far this year which is on pace to traditional numbers.
Fire Chief Jusin Andrew says currently their membership sits at about 36 members and they would always like to maintain at least 40.
The Olds Fire Department actively recruited members during the month of October.
The Olds A&W location raised over $6300 during the 2019 edition of Burgers to Beat MS day.
Funds will support the MS Society of Canada. Just over $5000 had been collected in 2018, according to Olds A&W Owner Dean Bracken.
Season tickets will be available for purchase as the Olds Grizzlys hold a fun community event on Thursday, August 22nd. From noon until 4pm in the Olds SportsComplex parking lot there will be a bbq, road hockey and more.
The Friends of the Didsbury Library invite community members to fill up a bag or a box with books during the monthly book sale. It takes place on Friday, August 23rd at the old Didsbury town office on 19th Avenue from 10:30am until 4:30pm.
Local vaulting athletes have had a busy season with championships, competitions and camps over the summer. Four athletes from Alberta represented Canada during the 2019 World Junior Vaulting Championships in Europe last month, followed by the Provincial Vaulting Championships in Stavely during the August 10th weekend. And last week, vaulters attended a summer camp for beginners.