Recognizing Toronto’s Invaluable First Responders

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By Akasha Di Tomasso – Raptors.com

On August 29th, 2013 Dwayne Harrison, a twenty-three year old George Brown College basketball player was playing a pick-up game when he collapsed on the court at Lawrence Heights Community Centre. Harrison had gone into sudden cardiac arrest.

Ted Rennie, a Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation custodian was nearby and immediately called 911. Luckily, Ted had also been trained as a part of Toronto EMS’ Safe City program. That training, in combination with the assistance he received from a bystander and Toronto Emergency Medical Dispatcher Rocky […]

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