Awards to be presented to telecommunicators as key players in Toronto’s emergency services


Jeff Murphy

As part of 911 Telecommunicators Week, Toronto’s police, fire and paramedic services will recognize the lifesaving services provided by their telecommunicators as “the first of the first responders.” Date: Wednesday, April 13 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Toronto Fire/Paramedic Services headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St. Parking is available in the church parking lot at the end of Lodestar Avenue. There is no … Read More

Toronto Paramedic Services hosts citizenship ceremony


citizenship (passport with flag)

Media Advisory April 11, 2016 Join Toronto Paramedic Services Chief Paul Raftis and Judge Lilian Klein as they confer Canadian citizenship on 50 residents of Toronto. Media are invited to photograph the event and also learn about the 911 in any language service provided to the public by the City of Toronto and Toronto Paramedic Services. Date: Tuesday, April 12 … Read More

Toronto Paramedics Teach Students CPR During Heart Month

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cps lessons school gym

Toronto Paramedic Services’ Safe City instructors taught 57 Grade 6 students at Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) as part of community outreach during Heart Month in February. Students practised hands-only CPR and the use of AEDs using mannequins, with the support of Toronto Paramedic Services instructors. Toronto Paramedic Services’ … Read More

Donate Blood this December

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Wrap-it-up-red graphic

This December, you have the power to “Wrap It Up Red” and Give Life Toronto Paramedic Services and Toronto Fire Services Blood Donor Clinic 4330 Dufferin Street Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm To a hospital patient and their family, there is no better gift. Give a gift that can’t be bought. Give Life.  This December, more than … Read More

Viral Rap Video from Toronto Paramedic Services

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King Rahim rapper paramedic

To show support for on the job health and safety, the employees of Toronto Paramedic Services have recorded and shot a rap video called “Thinkin’ ‘Bout Me”, showcasing the hip-hop talents of Toronto Paramedic Ammad “King” Rahim. Give it a click and join the thousands of others who have made this a success already, and think about your health and … Read More

Fifty New Canadians Receive Their Citizenship at Toronto Paramedic Services Headquarters Today

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Citizenship Ceremony 2015

Citizenship Judge Ruth Klein granted Canadian citizenship to 50 new Canadians at a Citizenship and Immigration Canada ceremony this morning at Toronto Paramedic Services headquarters at 4330 Dufferin St. More than 100 guests in attendance saw the Toronto Paramedic Service Honour Guard escort Chief Paul Raftis, his senior team, and Judge Klein to the podium to begin the 45 minute … Read More

Toronto Paramedics Live-Tweet a Day in the Life of a Toronto Paramedic

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Ambulance Call

To kick off Paramedic Services Week in Toronto, interested residents can take a look behind the scenes of the services Toronto paramedics provide to the community. Join Toronto paramedics Ornella Guizzo and Kevin Sam as they help patients by following the Toronto Paramedic Services’ Toronto Medics Twitter account on May 26 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Photos and comments will … Read More

Toronto Paramedics Pitch in to Support Daily Bread Food Bank

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Troy van Overdijk, Stephanie Rahilly, and Geoff MacBride of Toronto Paramedic Services     Generous St. Patrick Day parade attendees on Sunday donated 154 kilograms (345 pounds) of food and $900 – enough to provide over 900 meals – to Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank. For the second year, volunteers from Toronto Paramedic Services and the Toronto Paramedic Association collected … Read More