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Member dies during annual FORCE test.
« on: May 31, 2018, 08:22:53 »
Man collapses during military fitness test

A member of the Armed Forces collapsed during a fitness test at the Stadacona Sports and Recreation Centre in Halifax on Wednesday morning.

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http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1574383-man-collapses-during-military-fitness-test

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Re: Member dies during annual FORCE test.
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 09:00:41 »
Before this thread takes off in crazy directions...

It's likely the member had cardiac disease well proceeding his testing, and would have suffered a cardiac event at some point. 50% of cardiac events are immediately fatal. Of the remainder, only 1 in 10 survive when the event is at home or in a public place. This number doubles with immediate CPR and/or AED. Dismal statistics to be sure.

The FORCE test did not cause this member's arrest, it was one of many factors - lifestyle, smoking, family history to name a few.
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Re: Member dies during annual FORCE test.
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 10:22:55 »
Before this thread takes off in crazy directions...

It's likely the member had cardiac disease well proceeding his testing, and would have suffered a cardiac event at some point. 50% of cardiac events are immediately fatal. Of the remainder, only 1 in 10 survive when the event is at home or in a public place. This number doubles with immediate CPR and/or AED. Dismal statistics to be sure.

The FORCE test did not cause this member's arrest, it was one of many factors - lifestyle, smoking, family history to name a few.

My intent on posting the article wasnt to try and put a cloud over the Force Test.  Simply reporting that it happened, during a Force Test.  I like the Force test, I have no issues with it.

I know a few facts about the member that are not reported in the news, and I wont say anything until it is already released to the public.  But I am wondering how you can so conclusively draw the underlined conclusion unless you were an attending paramedic, bystander, other medical professional involved in this incident or family member or close friend.  If you are one of those I 100% revert to your statement, but we have to be careful about making blanket statements before all the fact are known.
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Re: Member dies during annual FORCE test.
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 11:16:20 »
Why all the speculation?  End of the day regardless of the cause a member died.  I would like to say that, personally, I would be pretty angry if he belong to my unit and people were speculating on an open forum about him.  Not to mention if there is a chance that family is on here as well.   :2c:

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Re: Member dies during annual FORCE test.
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 11:18:40 »
Why even bother speculating, crap happens.  A friend of my family's died after he had a heart attack playing pick up hockey.  The man was in good shape by all accounts.  When they did the autopsy, it was found that a piece of plaque had broken off an artery wall and caused a plug.  A freak accident that nothing could be done about.

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Re: Member dies during annual FORCE test.
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 13:14:31 »
My intent on posting the article wasnt to try and put a cloud over the Force Test.  Simply reporting that it happened, during a Force Test.  I like the Force test, I have no issues with it.

I get that. My post was an attempt to diminish speculation rather than encourage it. Perhaps I missed my own point?
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Re: Member dies during annual FORCE test.
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 14:17:20 »
May he rest in peace and the suffering is made easy for the loved ones.

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Chronicle Herald reporting CF member has died during FORCE testing
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 14:21:28 »
My deepest sympathy to this member's family and friends.

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Man collapses during military fitness test
 
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
Published May 30, 2018 - 5:49pm
Last Updated May 31, 2018 - 11:15am

A member of the Armed Forces collapsed during a fitness test at the Stadacona Sports and Recreation Centre in Halifax on Wednesday morning.

The man appeared to suffer a heart attack during the test and died, say multiple sources. He was believed to be in his late 30s to early 40s.

“When EHS arrived on scene a military member in distress was taken to hospital by ambulance,” CFB Halifax spokeswoman Margaret Conway said Wednesday.

She wouldn’t comment on the man’s condition.

Military police and fire personnel responded to the incident.

The man was taking part in what’s known as the Fitness for Operational Requirements of Canadian Armed Forces Employment. “The FORCE Evaluation is designed to capture the movement patterns, energy systems and muscle groups recruited in the performance of common military duties,” says the Canadian military’s operations manual.
http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1574383-man-collapses-during-military-fitness-test