Hero teacher at Bayview Elementary

This Friday's morning assembly at Bayview Elementary was a special one for a pair of Vancouver teachers. Students, teachers and firefighters gathered to honour a special teacher whose quick actions and life-saving skills helped save the life of a fellow teacher.

On November 23, Bayview teacher Gina Gustafson choked on some food while eating her lunch. Gustafson could not breathe and was pointing to her throat when fellow teacher Lia Dodge did the Heimlich maneuver and helped to dislodge the piece of food Gina was choking on.

Last Spring all the staff at Bayview Elementary took an emergency first aid course offered by Vancouver Fire Service.

Today's assembly included assistant Fire Chief, Dave Wallach and the firefighters who taught the course.

Watch the Global News report which was broadcast December 3 on the noon news:

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