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MichaelManaloLazo
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Username: Michaelmanalolazo

Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2011
Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 05:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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MichaelManaloLazo
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Username: Michaelmanalolazo

Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2011
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 04:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

St. John's Emergency Badge with RCAC(ArmyCadets).

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Carmen P.
Advanced Member
Username: Tiger_kick

Post Number: 34
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 08:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Melanie,

I am a AMFR Instructor, a Paramedic Student (2yr) and a part time RN student. BY NO MEANS does the AMFR compare to a A-EMCA paramedic. At best it compares to a 1st Semester paramedic program in far less detail. As for the youth i just taught one 16 years old is the min age. I reserve 1-2 spots on my courses for any member of the youth program that is 16yrs old and shows the ability and maturity. As of Branch issues Admin center issues I am sadden but glad we are not the only one with those issues. If you would send me your e-mail i will Fwd it to ppl that can help you or answer your questions.

Carmen
Tiger_kick@hotmail.com
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melanie smith
Junior Member
Username: Smith11003

Post Number: 7
Registered: 07-2009
Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 07:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi everyone,

I need some input. As the new Adult Unit Coordinator for the MFR division I am running into a lot of headbutting with our Branch Manager and our Branch Chairmen and I need some reference from others out there who may have some suggestions.

When I left St John, for my leave of absence we had area staff, I know this because I was an area officer, I understand they eliminated the area staff and gave more responsibility to the Administration Centers, but exactly what powers did they give them.

I have a Branch Manager who is telling my youth members they can't take the MFR course because they aren't part of the brigade and they don't matter, but then she is also running around telling people that a ST John MFR is higher qualified than an A-EMCA paramedic and as a paramedic I find this highly insulting as I spent two years in college to gain my training. Not to bash the MFR program because I think it is a great program. Unless of course taught by our MFR instructor who has taught members to take medications from there own first aid kits and administer them to patients... hello dispensing mean anything to anyone???

My Branch chairmen is insisting on interviewing every perspective new volunteer that I get, himself and ends up boring my new members into resignation.....

Help... before I push to hard back I need to know really what the branch is and isn't allowed to do...

Someone please give me some suggestions before I just give up and go back on an extended leave of absence.. probably forever....

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Jennifer Simpson
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Username: Wdsktherapydogs

Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2008
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

To the Therapy Dog Co-ordinators and their Assistants who attended the Meeting of the Minds on Saturday, May 31st....Thank you - Thank you!! Many of you drove a good distance to be there on Saturday but I am sure you are feeling it was well worth it. It was a great meeting with long over due discussions. It was great to put some names to faces. I think we also appreciated Brian Cole taking the time out to attend as well. On behalf of all the Coordinators and the Assistants we pray that the planned Seminar in September WILL happen!!
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Gena Poole
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Username: Teach

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 06:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm a teacher and new to St Johns but I've seen cadets before treat and I think maybe you folks should rethink this policy change. Also that bit about the new Regional leadership should definitely have to answer to everyone they are supposed to be representing not just a favoured few - an annual review is an excellent way for this to happen but I sense there are some unhappy people afraid to voice their opinion in case it comes back to haunt them, an anonymous place would be good or at least a way to block out their names if they desire since this sounds like it could become a sensitive issue and above all we must protect the privacy of the person voicing an opinion if that is their request. Other than that great site folks a lot of good exchange of information

(Message edited by teach on March 18, 2007)
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bcs
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Posted From: 148.74.1.11
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 01:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Very good site with a lot of useful information
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Hal Rowan
Senior Member
Username: Hrowan

Post Number: 122
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 09:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Durham Emergency Management Office held it's annual exercise yesterday. This time it was at the Uxbridge Community Center evaluating the process in place for running an Evacuation Center. The scenario was a train derailment on the busy rail corridor that passes through the center of town, and neighboring homes had to be evacuated until it was safe to return.

I would like to thank the Crusaders from the Oshawa Youth Unit (Robin, Shelly, Ashley and Kevin), volunteers of the Ajax (Laura), Oshawa (Eric, Midge, Erik) and Lindsay MFR Units, our RCSC Staff (AJ and Andy) and the Durham Branch (Marsha and Tina) for participating in the exercise and planning process. This was definitely a valuable training tool that allowed us to test, not only our own SJA process, but also how we interact with other agencies under these types of conditions.

SJA was put to the test within the first five minutes of the bus loads of casualties hitting the reception desks. We ended up processing one casualty every two minutes! It's not likely that we would be required to treat this many casualties in this short amount of time, however it did force our MFR Teams to think on their feet and understand what it feels like to work under this kind of pressure.

Our volunteers saw everything from West Nile symptoms to pink eye to mass cases of food poisoning (due to a simulated malfunctioning refrigerator). These were just a few of the cases our MFR Teams had to work through (I won't tip you off on ALL of them though!). Our direct interaction with Social Services, EMS, Public Health, OVERT and Red Cross allowed us to adopt new policies regarding how patients are handed over to us, treated and then released. It was interesting to see how the original game plan in place has now been expanded and refined to include policies that we might not have thought of (or even thought necessary) had we not participated in this exercise.

I encourage all of our other Units to take part in exercises being run locally in your own Regions. If there is not one locally I'm sure you could participate as a casualty or observer in a mock disaster in a neighboring Region.

Again, thanks to our members who participated this year, and I look forward to working through the next mock disaster in the fall of 2007.
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Hal Rowan
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Username: Hrowan

Post Number: 121
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 08:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks to all who participated and helped out with the annual Durham Corn Roast!

It was great to see volunteers from Cadets, Therapy Dogs (and handlers), MFR, Fellowship, Instructors and Branch staff show up to this event.

We'll see you all there again next year!

(Message edited by Hrowan on September 17, 2006)
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Hal Rowan
Senior Member
Username: Hrowan

Post Number: 104
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 08:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Last Saturday, the Durham Region Branch and their Community Service Units held their Annual Inspection at the Oshawa Civic Auditorium.

Thank you to all of our Volunteers who participated in the Annual Inspection! A lot of effort went into making this event happen, and we were pleased with the impression this left on our guests, and on the recipients of the awards. It was nice to see our Volunteers being recognized in front of this many Units, instead of just their home Unit.

Also, Congrats to the Oshawa Conant Youth Unit for winning the "Most Improved Cadet Unit" and "Best Unit on Parade" (as well as winning the Drill Competition a few days before!). The hard work you have been putting in paid off, and I'm glad to see you being recognized for it.

I look forward to seeing what we can do to make next years event, even more successful!
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Michael Lawrence, RN
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Username: Spud

Post Number: 66
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 05:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terry,

Please refer to the new Medical First Response Services Manual posted on the National Intranet website. It can be found under the "Community Services" menu on the left hand side of the screen.

It does mention that Youth Services members can continue to attend events as observers and can assist MFR members (adults and youth leaders alike) with non-patient care related duties... as has been the case for a number of years here in Ontario.

Hope that this doesn't find too much of an interruption in the service your youth members provide!

Cheers,
Michael Lawrence,
Divisional Nursing Officer
Mississauga D0504 MFR Services Division
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Paul W. J. Irwin
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Username: Pirwin

Post Number: 140
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 04:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There should be no change Terry.
Youth Services Members have always assisted and observed those certified Members 18 years of age and older. The only thing that changes is the certification of the supervising Patient Care Services Member.

:-)"Be good all Day"
Paul

(Message edited by pirwin on May 29, 2006)
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Kevin Michael Smyth
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Username: Ksmyth

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 02:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello all.
I am an officer in a cadet division in Calgary and have been asked to get some information. Calgary as of January 1st is going to the MFR program and I know that this has been implemented in Ontario for some time. We are being told by our Provincial headquarters that because of the MFR cadets will no longer be able to do any care on duties because of legalities. Is this true? We have a very strong division and most of our cadets do a lot of duties. We are quite concerned of how this will effect our membership. If anyone has any thoughts please share.

Terry Smyth
DAO Y0060
Calgary,AB
nurseynelson@telus.net
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Hal Rowan
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Username: Hrowan

Post Number: 101
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Friday, April 07, 2006 - 01:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For those of you who are interested, here is a quick bit on AED use and liability.

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/04/06/heart-cro zier060406.html
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Hal Rowan
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Username: Hrowan

Post Number: 65
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 11:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I recently went to Ontario Council to pick up a copy of the Juniors Manual and Juniors Games Book. They have a PDF file but it is on an older computer. Could we see if our Provincial Cadet Officer could facilitate getting that file transferred over to the resources section of Cadets Online? It may take a bit of work but I think it would be worth it.

I have had several people ask me where to get a copy (mine had oddly vanished) and it may be a good idea if Superintendents could research the program first before diving in.

The manual is excellent and makes running the program less complicated than you would think. I have had several Juniors move up to Cadets and they already have the basics nailed down for rookie Cadets.
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Don Smith
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 528
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, October 24, 2005 - 09:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A News Release
(http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/8663.pdf) was recently posted by the Toronto Police Service regarding an individual by the name of Erik Baker, 22 of Toronto who has been charged with child pornography offences. If anyone here has any information related to this release, please contact the Toronto Sex Crimes Unit (number is included in the PDF).

Posted in response to our user's concerns and upon receiving direction from our Council Office
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Ashley Cheeseman
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Username: Scarecrow

Post Number: 11
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, October 17, 2005 - 01:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just want to congratulate all the teams/winners from the open competition this past weekend! Everyone did a great job and seemed everyone had a great time competiting! Special congrats to Oakville teams....you guys did such an amazing job!!!:-)

-ashley
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Ken
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Posted on Monday, October 17, 2005 - 06:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about this, right now for my University we've jsut started a FIrst aid Respond team and i was jsut wondering does anyone know if Emergency First Responder is equivalent to our program MFR, it is taught by a level 3 paramedic and the course was originally for the Medical Ventures and the course itself is 40hours and it includes material like Assessing and Securing an emergency scene, O2 administration, airway insertion, breathing devices, baseline vitals (BP, pulse, breathing, etc) secondary survey, musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries, burns, heat and cold emergenices. spinal boards, splints, cervical collars, and some other specialized equipment, moving and transportation skills, emergency chilbirth and assisting when paramedics arrive......does anybody know if that's equivalent to MFR...and if it is how do i convert it so i can update my profile status???? MUCH THX
aR.Ka
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Hal Rowan
Senior Member
Username: Hrowan

Post Number: 64
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 11:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Will there be a Provincial camp in the summer of 2006?
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Meghan Wilson
Advanced Member
Username: Megwlsn

Post Number: 32
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 06:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Everyone,
I've been really quiet lately, so I figured I'd say Hi to everyone out there who knows me and to let you know that I moved to Sudbury for the paramedic program!
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G.O.D.
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Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This message is pertaining to the comments made by the YO503 division. The division was on hold due to the loss of all the senior officers and new officers had to be found. SJA has a name to live to and if we just threw in any person into a leadership role, it could be a disaster. We have just found a new DS and the cadet meetings will begin on September 25 from 6-8pm. This will be an orientation night and parents are encouraged to meet the new DS. Sometimes a little patience helps and facts should be known before you make comments on a public posting.
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Andrea Windley
Member
Username: Jayme42

Post Number: 12
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Friday, August 05, 2005 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hey I am wondering if anyone knows of an adult group up by cold lake Alberta, i would like to join one there when I move there
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Cory A. Harris
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Username: Lt_orth

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 03:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sorry but do you guys know how i can get in contact with Kelly Quesnelle, im a very very old friend and i thought i'd type her name up and it lead me here ,just tell her Lt_Orth or aka cory harris wants to catch up on old times and tell her to add me to her Msn Messenger ,i'd really appreciate it,and i love what you guys are doing ,I'm in R.O.T.C. planning on doing C.A.P. but never found the time , i plan on being a US Marine.
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Hal Rowan
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Username: Hrowan

Post Number: 58
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - 09:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you to all of the Cadets from Whitby and Oshawa for marching in the VE parade last Sunday (Veterans celebration at the Oshawa Air Port). Nice to see that we turned a few heads when they saw SJA marching with the military cadet groups (we actually outnumbered the army cadets!).

Was great that we were able to honor our Veterans this way during the ceremony. They were very appreciative of the participation of so many youth from our community (there were well over 200 people in the parade).
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ARS
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Posted on Friday, May 13, 2005 - 05:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

SJA is getting scary, reading some of these postings, Symptom Relief, wow ambulance chasing rings a bell!
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Michael Lawrence, RN
Senior Member
Username: Spud

Post Number: 57
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - 05:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks! I know I appreciate it when others thank me when I am at work... often working very hard for others!

Cheers (and happy nurses week to my colleagues!)
-Michael L
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Hal Rowan
Senior Member
Username: Hrowan

Post Number: 57
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - 09:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did you know that this is National Nursing Week?

If I am on the ball next year I will make sure that our local Cadets and Therapy Dogs make a point of extra visits during this week for next year (I am a bit late this time around). Visiting patients in hospitals and Long Term Care Units ( and old folks homes) take the minds of the patients (or residents) off of their current surroundings and put them in a more positive mood (which means less calls to the nurses stations).

The volunteers can also thank the nurses personally during their visits for helping out our communities through the care they give our neighbors.

Maybe some of you can react more quickly than I can and do something for YOUR nurses this week. You still have five days to go!
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Hal Rowan
Senior Member
Username: Hrowan

Post Number: 52
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2005 - 09:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Durham Ganaraska Games were great!
Thank you to all of our Officers and Adult leaders for helping out, you did a fantastic job! Our NCOs and team leaders were excellent at keeping their teams moving and motivated (I'm hoping some of the photos will get posted within the next week). Also, thanks to all of the team members for participating. It's a lot more fun when everyone gets involved and helps out their team!
I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do next year!

Hal Rowan
Division Superintendent
Oshawa Youth Division
ds.y0696@on.sja.ca

PS: I didn't know mom knew how to post!

PPS: Sorry about that 7am fire drill! But what a great way to make sure everybody is up out of bed! :-)

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