(Photos: OPSEU Local 277)
BY KELLY ROCHE
Two Subway Canada employees were recognized by the Peel Paramedic union for their heroic efforts in trying to save a man known as Streetsville Jason.
“We need them to help us save lives,” said OPSEU Local 277 president Dave Wakely.
Plaques of recognition were presented to shop owner Faisal Elahi and employee Ibrar Azhar for performing CPR when Streetsville Jason, whose legal name is Ralph Faustino, went into cardiac arrest on July 14 in the Queen St. restaurant.
Faustino – a town favourite and fixture – died in hospital and the neighbourhood rallied to honour his memory.
Up to 40,000 cardiac arrests occur each year in Canada, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, working out to one every 12 minutes.
The Peel Paramedic Association, St. John Ambulance, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and Canadian Red Cross all offer CPR training.