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 Maple Leafs Helping Toronto Paramedics Deliver Life-saving Message During Heart Month

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Toronto Maple Leafs hockey players are lending their support to Toronto Paramedic Services this month to jointly promote public awareness of the importance of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in response to heart-related emergencies. The campaign’s video message was launched on the Air Canada Centre video board as part of First Responders Night during … Read More

Toronto Paramedics Services and Toronto Paramedic Association Raise Thousands for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Toronto Paramedic Services and TPA donate $6000 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

On January 27, 2017, Toronto Paramedic Association and Toronto Paramedic Services members delivered a $6,000.00 cheque to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF). “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 … Read More

New Drug Trial Puts Possible Stroke Treatment in the Hands of Paramedics

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FRONTIER Study group in front of St Michael's Hospital, Toronto

TORONTO, March 13, 2015 Paramedics in Toronto, Vancouver, Richmond and the Region of Peel in suburban Toronto will soon administer a stroke drug, called NA-1, to eligible stroke victims as part of a new 558-patient randomized control trial. The trial will begin in Toronto on March 16 and expand to the other cities thereafter. NA-1 has already been shown to … 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