October 31, 2019

Another study  is highlighting the health risks of roadside pollution. Health authorities should be leading the charge on reducing these emissions.

Link to article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/air-pollution-study-1.5339472?fbclid=IwAR20DjuWJ-jVE-MwjkHNRfY3jxBFa1a...

November 1, 2018

BCEHS has released a notice of intent for reduced emission vehicle exploration with the ambulance manufacturer Crestline Coach Ltd.   The notice of intent is posted to give any other companies that might be working on an electric ambulance an opportunity to compete for...

October 24, 2018

The Ambulance Paramedics of BC 2018 Convention was held in Richmond over October 2-3.  The APBC Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Committee ( EACCC ) is proud to report that delegates voted 86% in favour of a resolution that demonstrates BC's paramedics want t...

October 24, 2018

One of the first orders of business for the APBC's Environmental and Awareness and Climate Chance Committee ( EACCC ), was to meet with the BC Ambulance Service's Fleet Department.  We were very please to learn that representatives from the fleet department, along with...

February 22, 2018

Mercedes has announced it's plans to start building electric versions of it's Sprinter van starting in 2019.  This development was not missed by ambulance manufacturer, Demers Ambulances, who described the news as "Exciting" on their Facebook page, and asked their foll...

November 30, 2017

It is with great joy I can report, all five resolutions have been carried!

On October 26th 2017, delegates of the APBC annual convention stood before our colleagues, and overwhelmingly spoke in favour of resolutions that will see our union officially recognize climate c...

October 13, 2017

One resolutions submitted for the CUPE 873 convention this fall calls on BCEHS to implement charging locations for paramedics personal vehicles.  If adopted, this resolution could result in serious savings for paramedics.  

One myth of Electric Vehicles, is that th...

October 5, 2017

Oct. 2, 2017

Re: Electric Ambulance Pilot Project

The BC Branch of CAPE (Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment) is glad to support the implementation of this pilot project, described by David Hollingworth. 

We think that a gradual transition from gas powe...

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