Toronto Paramedic Services is proud to announce the release of our 2014 Annual Report. Please download it to learn about the many initiatives we were involved with over the last year, and where we are headed going forward.
TORONTO, March 13, 2015 Paramedics in Toronto, Vancouver, Richmond and the Region of Peel in suburban Toronto will soon administer a stroke drug, called NA-1, to eligible stroke victims as part of a new 558-patient randomized control trial. The trial will begin in Toronto on March 16 and expand to the other cities thereafter. NA-1 has already been shown to … Read More
There has been some discussion in the news recently regarding the costs associated with calling an ambulance in regions across Canada. In Ontario, the costs are mandated by the provincial government. Service isn’t free, but the majority of your ambulance bill is covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (O.H.I.P.) for residents of this province. When transported in a licensed … Read More
Toronto Paramedic Services Chief Paul Raftis joined Toronto Police, Toronto Fire and TTC staff today to launch a new awareness campaign “Press for Emergencies Only”. This campaign will help subway riders understand that pressing the passenger Emergency Alarm is like calling 9-1-1 for a paramedics, a police officer, or a firefighter. The Emergency Alarm is a long yellow bar located above the windows … Read More
October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Toronto Paramedic Services and the Toronto Paramedic Association (TPA) raised funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. For the month of October, residents saw many Toronto Paramedic Services paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, management staff and operations support employees wearing pink slip-on epaulettes. The TPA sold the epaulettes to staff as a fundraiser for … Read More
Ambulance—New Design Changing the name and visual identity of a service as large as Toronto Paramedic Services, with over 1000 employees is a major undertaking. It was important to us that the new name be clearer and more reflective of our service (See Chief Paul Raftis’ announcement video for more), but it was also important that it be done in … Read More
Back Row: Commander Leo Tsang, Deputy Chief Frank Hurlehey, Chief Paul Raftis, Deputy Chief Garrie Wright Front: Deputy Chief Cindy Nicholson Toronto residents may see Paramedics, Emergency Medical Dispatchers and Operations Support staff wearing pink throughout the entire month of October. That is because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and employees of Toronto Paramedic Services, in partnership with … Read More