Donation of $6,000 in Supplies to Camp Ooch

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Toronto Paramedics, a Union Local 416 and Camp Ooch Representatives standing in front of an Ambulance full of donations

Toronto Paramedics Tom Bruce and John Flengas and Local 416 Steward Mike Street, together with Bruce’s six-year-old daughter Stephanie, a Camp Ooch alumna and cancer survivor, delivered over $6,000 worth of craft supplies and 10 make-your-own guitar kits to Camp Ooch today. For a third year, this year in collaboration with CUPE Local 416, Toronto Paramedic Services employees have collected … Read More

Toronto Paramedic Services Schedule of Events for Paramedic Services Week, 28 May – 3 June 2017

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Paramedic Services Week 2017 Collage

Friday, May 26, 2017 Mayor John Tory proclaims Paramedic Services Week in Toronto. Sunday, May 28, 2017 Every day we will feature a story about one of our staff members. Today’s profile is of Primary Care Paramedic Dara and her work as a frontline paramedic. Click here to learn more about Toronto paramedics. Monday, May 29, 2017 Every day we … Read More

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Thanks Paramedics for Saving His Life

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Robert Cummings with the paramedics who saved his life

Robert Cummings today met the six paramedics who helped resuscitate him after he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in August. The reunion took place at 43 Station, 126 Pape Ave., at the station’s official reopening after a significant refurbishment. “Our city’s first responders are true civic heroes, and I am proud to be here today with our community’s paramedics at … Read More

Toronto Paramedics Raise Awareness of Importance of Bystander Role in Performing Emergency CPR

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CPR Lesson at City Hall

Paramedics and members of the Toronto Paramedic Services’ Safe City team demonstrated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to members of the public and City staff members today at Toronto City Hall. The event was part of Toronto Paramedic Services’ 2016 Heart Month activities. “Toronto Paramedic Services’ Safe City Program places public access defibrillators … 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

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 Teach Grade 7 and 8 Students CPR

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CPR Class

As part of the community outreach and public education activities during Toronto Paramedic Services Week, May 23-31, Toronto paramedics showed 50 Grade 7 and 8 students at Edgewood Public School in Scarborough how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and conducted hands-on demonstrations of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) using training mannequins.

City of Toronto Pilots Parks Wayfinding for Emergency Services

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Map of High Park

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division, in partnership with Toronto Police Service, Toronto Paramedic Services and Toronto Fire Services, is initiating an Emergency Services wayfinding pilot project in High Park and Centennial Park (Etobicoke) to improve the City’s capacity to respond to emergencies and non-emergency/incidents in its parks. “The purpose of the pilot project is to implement … Read More