February 9 - Saint John to Fredericton, New Brunswick

I took the early morning bus to Fredericton. As we were coming into Welsford, the passenger sitting behind me calmly walked up to the driver and said “can you call me an ambulance please?” The driver, as was I, a bit shocked by this request. It quickly became apparent that this passenger was having a heart attack! A fire tender arrived very quickly and just as the only volunteer fireman who was occupying the truck was coming to help, the paramedics arrived.

Fortunately he was ok and eventually taken off to hospital by ambulance. It was very odd seeing a fire engine turn up to a medical emergency. It is the fire departments that operate the ambulances in North America and the fire crews themselves are often trained in giving medical assistance. Makes good sense I suppose.

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