Donate Blood this December

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Wrap-it-up-red graphic

This December, you have the power to “Wrap It Up Red” and Give Life Toronto Paramedic Services and Toronto Fire Services Blood Donor Clinic 4330 Dufferin Street Wednesday, December 2, 2015 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm To a hospital patient and their family, there is no better gift. Give a gift that can’t be bought. Give Life.  This December, more than … Read More

Chief Paul Raftis Talks about Making the Right Call on Newstalk 1010

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1010 Raftis

Newstalk 1010’s Richie Favalaro recently interviewed Chief Paul Raftis of Toronto Paramedic Services. In their discussion, Richie asked Chief Raftis when is the right time to call 911 for the paramedics. The chief explained that Toronto Paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers are some of the best in the business. They are highly skilled and educated medical professionals. Residents should “Always … Read More

Chief Paul Raftis Talks about Making the Right Call on Newstalk 1010

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1010 Raftis

Newstalk 1010’s Teri Hart recently interviewed Chief Paul Raftis of Toronto Paramedic Services. In their discussion, Teri queried Chief Raftis about the people who make up Toronto Paramedic Services, the organization’s rich history and making the Right Call to receive the most appropriate medical assistance. Chief Raftis describes the men and women of the Toronto Paramedic Services as “highly skilled … 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.

Toronto Paramedics Live-Tweet a Day in the Life of a Toronto Paramedic

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Ambulance Call

To kick off Paramedic Services Week in Toronto, interested residents can take a look behind the scenes of the services Toronto paramedics provide to the community. Join Toronto paramedics Ornella Guizzo and Kevin Sam as they help patients by following the Toronto Paramedic Services’ Toronto Medics Twitter account on May 26 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Photos and comments will … Read More

Services for Seniors

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Deb Wicks-Services for Seniors

As mentioned in the Breakfast Television interview with Community Paramedic Debbie Wicks, 31 March 2015, Toronto Paramedics Services recommends the webpage  “Services for Seniors in Toronto” for vulnerable seniors and their caregivers with information about services that can help them to maintain their independence and remain in their homes.

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

Changing the Name: behind the scenes

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Ambulance - New Design

Ambulance—New Design Changing the name and visual identity of a service as large as Toronto Paramedic Services, with over 1000 employees is a major undertaking. It was important to us that the new name be clearer and more reflective of our service (See Chief Paul Raftis’ announcement video for more), but it was also important that it be done in … 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