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

MultimediaCommunity Outreach, Emergency Services Cooperative Efforts, Training & Safety

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

Toronto Paramedics Pitch in to Support Daily Bread Food Bank

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at-food-bank-troy-steph-and-geoff

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

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