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

Happy Father’s Day from Toronto Paramedic Services

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Father's Day photo with staff members

We at Toronto Paramedic Services would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, to our own fathers, daddies, and papas, and particularly to all the men who work here who are fathers themselves. We recognize that being a parent is a full time job all by itself, and we appreciate the sacrifices that you … Read More

Learn the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

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Cherie and Nick

Toronto Paramedic Services plays an important role in the care and treatment of stroke patients. As soon as you suspect you are experiencing (or observe someone you are with experiencing) the signs and symptoms of stroke, immediately call 911 for the paramedics. Toronto Paramedic Services’ emergency medical dispatchers and paramedics are trained to identify the signs and symptoms of stroke … Read More

Chief Gord McEachen

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Chief Gord McEachen

paramedic services week profiles Click for yesterday’s profile Hello, I’m Gord McEachen, Chief of Toronto Paramedic Services. I am honoured to lead the 1,615 women and men who are here to provide everyone who lives in and visits the City of Toronto with the very best in pre-hospital care. Throughout my career, I have had opportunity to work with paramedic … Read More

Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery

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Group picture from the Province of Ontario bravery awards ceremony at Queen's Park

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, the Province of Ontario recognized eight Ontario Paramedics for acts of bravery at an evening ceremony at Queen’s Park, Toronto. Ontario’s Health Minister, Dr. Eric Hoskins, presented the Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery, and the inscribed certificate which reads: The Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery recognizes acts of superlative courage performed by members of Ontario’s … Read More

Paramedic Tasos

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Paramedic Tasos

paramedic services week profiles Click for yesterday’s profile Hi, I’m Tasos and I’m a level one paramedic and have been with the City of Toronto since 2010. I’m currently assigned to the Safe City Program, a unit of Toronto Paramedic Services. Though there are many moving parts to this program, it can be broken down into two general areas of … Read More

Toronto Paramedic Services Hosts Citizenship Ceremony During Annual Paramedic Services Week

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New Citizens June 2017

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

Paramedic & Field Training Officer Ben

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Advanced Care Paramedic & Field Training Officer Ben

paramedic services week profiles Click for yesterday’s profile Hi, I’m Ben, one of Toronto Paramedic Service’s field training officers (FTOs). We are also certified paramedics. We all strive to improve our work environment and to provide the best patient care for the citizens of Toronto. We do it because we know that medicine is constantly evolving and improving and we … Read More

Emergency Medical Dispatcher Michelle

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Emergency Medical Dispatcher Michelle

paramedic services week profiles Click for yesterday’s profile Hello, I’m Michelle. I am an emergency medical dispatcher at Toronto Paramedic Services. I am trained to answer 911 calls and triage them while paramedics are responding in the ambulance to the emergency. My training includes strategies to quickly get the address or a location close to the emergency scene, even when … Read More