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

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Toronto Paramedic Association and Toronto Paramedic Services donate to Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank

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Toronto Paramedic Services Superintendent Troy Van Overdiijk, the St. Patrick’s Day parade entry volunteer organizer, and Toronto Paramedic Association President Geoff MacBride this morning delivered 1,925 pounds (875 kilograms) of food and a $3,300 cash donation to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Etobicoke. Toronto Paramedic Services employee volunteers collected food donations along the St. Patrick’s Day parade route on … Read More

Toronto paramedics to deliver donations to Daily Bread Food Bank

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Members of Toronto Paramedic Services, the Toronto Paramedic Association and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will deliver food donations collected from the public during the St. Patrick’s Day parade to Daily Bread Food Bank on Monday. Date: Monday, March 14 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Loading docks, Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto St. Several hundred kilograms of food … Read More

Toronto paramedics raise awareness of importance of bystander role in performing emergency CPR

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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 raise awareness of importance of bystander role in performing emergency CPR

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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 Paramedic Services to hold CPR and defibrillator training session at City Hall as a Heart Month event

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Toronto Paramedic Services’ Safe City team will offer one-to-one coaching in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) for members of the public and City staff tomorrow as a Heart Month event. Media are invited to attend at any time during the three-hour event to photograph, film and interview paramedics demonstrating these emergency procedures. There will not be any … Read More