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

Toronto Paramedic Services Joins The Fight Against Cancer!

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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

Toronto EMS employees raise awareness and funds for ALS Canada

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TPA President Geoff MacBride pours ice water on Chief Paul Raftis

On Thursday August 21, 2014, Toronto EMS Chief Paul Raftis and his senior staff, Deputy Chief Operations Garrie Wright, Deputy Chief Program Development and Service Quality Cindy Nicholson, Deputy Chief Communications Gord McEachen, and Deputy Chief Operations Support Frank Hurlehey responded to Ottawa Paramedic Services Chief Anthony Di Monte’s call to take the icebucket challenge for ALS. The team not … Read More

AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Awareness

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February is Heart Month, and Toronto paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers are encouraging Toronto residents to help a paramedic save a life. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has prepared a series of public service announcements to point out how bystanders can get involved in helping others. Last year bystanders saved the lives of 11 patients experiencing cardiac arrest. These bystanders called … Read More