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Douglas College maintains an Occupational First Aid Program in accordance with WorkSafeBC Regulation. Contracted Security Officers are trained in Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1 or Level 2 and on behalf of the College, administer first aid, within the scope of their training, to Employees, Students and Users on campus. An OFA 2 trained officer is on duty at all times during regular campus hours.
A First Aid Room is available and maintained at the Coquitlam and New Westminster Campuses and the Douglas College Anvil Centre. First Aid kits, in addition to OFA2 required supplies, include Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and Naloxone Nasal Spray.
All first aid providers have been trained in the use of AED’s, through OFA training, and have received additional training in the use of Naloxone Nasal Spray. This training covers recognizing the signs and symptoms of an Opioid overdose and the subsequent administration of Naloxone Nasal Spray.
In an urgent, potentially life-threatening situation, call 911 first,
then call campus security immediately to advise them of the nature, and
location of the emergency on campus.
TO SUMMON FIRST AID:
1240 & 1250 Pinetree Way
New Westminster Campus
700 Royal Avenue
Anvil Office Tower
11 - 8th Street
Call local 2400, from a College landline.
This is the College’s internal emergency phone number,
Call Coquitlam Campus Security from your cell phone:
604 777 6254,
Call New Westminster Security from your cell phone:
604 527 5405,
Call Douglas College Anvil Office Tower Security
from your cell phone:
Go to the Coquitlam Campus Security kiosk at Level 1,
Building A/B Atrium
Go to the New Westminster Campus Security kiosk at
Level 2, Concourse
Go to the Douglas College Anvil Office Tower Security kiosk on the
IF YOU CALL FOR FIRST AID:
When you call for first aid, provide as much information as possible and stay on the line. An officer will be dispatched to the area and Security will call 911 emergency responders as needed.
If emergency care is required, Security will arrange for an officer to meet emergency responders and direct them to location of the emergency. Security also keeps in contact with 911 dispatchers to update them on changes to the status of the situation.
All emergency care is handed over to BC Ambulance or Fire crews as they arrive on scene.
FIRST AID: At Training Group Locations
At Training Group locations (e.g., in Burnaby, Maple Ridge and Surrey), non-emergency first aid is provided by designated on-site employee(s) trained in basic first aid. Name and contact information of the non-emergency first aid attendant is posted on- site. A basic first aid kit is maintained at each site.
Emergency first aid is accessed by calling 911.