Donation of $6,000 in Supplies to Camp Ooch

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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 Hosts Citizenship Ceremony During Annual Paramedic Services Week

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Toronto Paramedic Services Chief Gord McEachen and Citizenship Judge Albert Wong hosted a citizenship ceremony in Toronto this morning, with Judge Wong conferring citizenship on 30 new Canadians as their families and friends observed. “Canadian citizenship is a privilege and honour,” said Judge Wong. “These new citizens are now vested with all the rights of Canadians.” “On behalf of the … Read More

Toronto Paramedic Services to Host Citizenship Ceremony Thursday

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Toronto Paramedic Services will host a Canadian citizenship ceremony on June 1, coinciding with Paramedic Services Week and in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Paramedic Services Chief Gord McEachen will be joined by Judge Albert Wong, Citizenship Judge for the Greater Toronto Area, as 30 new Canadians are granted their Canadian citizenship. Date: Thursday, June 1 Time: 10 to 11 … Read More

City of Toronto’s emergency services recognize their top telecommunicators at annual award ceremony

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Today at Toronto Emergency Services’ Headquarters, Toronto Paramedic Services Chief Gord McEachen, Toronto Police Service Deputy Chief Richard Stubbings and Toronto Fire Services Deputy Chief Anthony Bavota announced the winners of the City’s annual Telecommunicator of the Year Awards. This ceremony takes place every April and recognizes the outstanding work of the emergency telecommunicators in each of the services and … Read More

Toronto Paramedic Services to Demonstrate CPR Techniques and AED Use

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Safe City Instructors and Paramedics from Toronto Paramedic Services will give demonstrations of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques and automated external defibrillator (AED) use at City Hall. By learning these important life-saving skills, members of the public can help paramedics save lives of more cardiac arrest patients. Date: Wednesday, February 22 Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: 100 Queen St. … Read More

Toronto Paramedics Services and Toronto Paramedic Association raise thousands for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Toronto Paramedic Association and Toronto Paramedic Services members delivered a $6,000.00 cheque to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) this afternoon. “We are so proud of the results of our “Pink Epaulette” campaign this year. During October our members wore pink epaulettes and made a cash donation to raise awareness and funds for the breast cancer cause during Breast Cancer … Read More

Cardiac arrest survivor thanks paramedics for saving his life

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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 Paramedic Services to Hold Graduation Ceremony for Its New Paramedics and Dispatchers

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Mayor John Tory, Chief Paul Raftis and Toronto Paramedic Service’s Honorary Chief, Lieutenant-General Richard Rohmer, will welcome 40 paramedics and 11 emergency medical dispatchers to Toronto Paramedic Services. Date: Wednesday, May 18 Time: 2 p.m. Location: Toronto Emergency Services headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St. Media parking: There is no entrance to the facility off Dufferin Street. From Dufferin Street, turn west … Read More

Toronto Students to Take a Lesson in Emergency Preparedness

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The City of Toronto will host an emergency preparedness fair for students on Emergency Preparedness Day, May 5 in Toronto. About 80 students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 are expected to participate in Thursday’s event at Edithvale Community Centre. “Young people can play an important role in emergencies and it’s important for them to know what to do,” said … Read More

Toronto Paramedic Services Recognize Members of the Public at Annual Award Ceremony

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Today at 2 p.m. at Toronto Emergency Headquarters, Toronto Paramedic Services’ Chief Paul Raftis, Ward 10, York Centre Councillor James Pasternak, Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee and Lieutenant General Richard Rohmer, Honourary Toronto Paramedic Services Chief presented the annual toronto Paramedic Services Awards. Fifty-seven people received awards for their public service at this annual ceremony. “I am … Read More