Introduced in 1922, these awards are granted annually to any employee of an Electricity Canada member utility who was involved in a lifesaving attempt or acted to prevent further harm to someone who needed immediate help.

Past Recipients

Epcor

2021

Jason Goulet & Joseph Soluri

The EPCOR utility crew pulled over to the side of the road and sprang into action when they saw an apartment on fire and a woman on the second floor in distress and trying to escape. Joseph Soluri ran to set up and steady their 12-foot ladder so Jason could climb up to help and encourage the woman to climb down and escape.

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2021

Pat Murray

Pat Murray delivered heroic, lifesaving actions on two separate occasions in 2021. On one instance, a truck lost control and narrowly missed striking Pat’s Hydro truck and crashed into a pole. Pat used an AED to revive the victim’s heartbeat and consciousness before handing-off to a BC ambulance. On another occasion, Pat administered first aid to a victim who received a serious blow to the face outside of a BC Hydro substation. He then transported the victim to the nearest medical clinic where an ambulance transported the victim to the local hospital.

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2021

Greg Miller

Greg Miller and his partner were working at the Lady Evelyn Control Dam when they heard cries for help. A boat passenger was pale in colour and unresponsive and in need of medical assistance. Greg took action to initiate chest compressions on the unresponsive individual; obtained pertinent details to provide to paramedics on their arrival; administered first aid; and helped transfer the individual into ambulatory care.

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2021

Gus Wilson & Daniel Bedard

During a suspected heart attack incident, Gus Wilson performed CPR on a fellow contractor, and Dan Bedard travelled to retrieve an automated external defibrillator (AED) which was used to revive the victim to a sitting and talking state. Although the individual passed away that evening, Dan and Gus’ actions ensured that he had had a better chance of survival during a 45-min wait for an ambulance, in an area with no cell phone coverage.

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2021

Adam Demchuk

Adam Demchuk took immediate action after witnessing a serious car collision on his way home from work, where the vehicle in front of him hit a guard rail, flew into the air, plunged into a ditch, rolled over, and stopped on its roof. Adam performed a situation assessment, improved access to the victim for paramedics, and retrieved equipment needed (water pack, fire extinguisher) to protect against the possibility of a fire hazard.

Questions?

For further information, please contact Channa S. Perera, Electricity Canada's Vice President of Regulatory and Indigenous Affairs.