New Drug Trial Puts Possible Stroke Treatment in the Hands of Paramedics

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FRONTIER Study group in front of St Michael's Hospital, Toronto

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

Seniors Health Fair at West End YMCA


Poster - Seniors Health Fair 2015
The Mid West Toronto Health Link is hosting a Seniors Health Fair in partnership with the Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program at Mount Sinai Hospital. The event is a great opportunity for seniors to gain access to education and resources to support their coming of age so we are asking anyone who works with a seniors population to please help ... Read More

The Cost of an Ambulance Call


Paramedics at hospital entrance

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

New TTC Emergency Alarm Campaign


Subway Emergency Alarm

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

Toronto Paramedic Association to Donate $10,000 to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

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Paramedics with pink epaulettes

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

Changing the Name: behind the scenes

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Ambulance - New Design

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

Toronto Paramedic Services Joins The Fight Against Cancer!

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senior staff pink epaulettes

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

Our New Name

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our new name
Our new name, "Toronto Paramedic Services" represents all of our dedicated people and the variety of skilled disciplines that come together to create one of the world's leading pre-hospital care systems. Our paramedics and EMDs use modern, state-of-the art technology and clinically sound paramedical best practices in their respective disciplines to help our patients when they need it most. While ... Read More