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British Columbia revises COVID-19 directive that prevents firefighters from attending to most overdose calls

By Globe and Mail   

COVID-19 Updates Headlines News British Columbia covid-19 firefighters

April 23, 2020, British Columbia – British Columbia has revised a recent directive by the provincial health officer that prevented firefighters from attending most overdose calls during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The amendment, effective immediately, takes place after B.C. mayors and fire departments pushed back on the March 31 order by Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry, which significantly limited the number of medical calls that firefighters could attend, saying it would put citizens at serious risk. Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE

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