Viral Rap Video from Toronto Paramedic Services

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King Rahim rapper paramedic

To show support for on the job health and safety, the employees of Toronto Paramedic Services have recorded and shot a rap video called “Thinkin’ ‘Bout Me”, showcasing the hip-hop talents of Toronto Paramedic Ammad “King” Rahim. Give it a click and join the thousands of others who have made this a success already, and think about your health and … Read More

Fifty New Canadians Receive Their Citizenship at Toronto Paramedic Services Headquarters Today

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Citizenship Ceremony 2015

Citizenship Judge Ruth Klein granted Canadian citizenship to 50 new Canadians at a Citizenship and Immigration Canada ceremony this morning at Toronto Paramedic Services headquarters at 4330 Dufferin St. More than 100 guests in attendance saw the Toronto Paramedic Service Honour Guard escort Chief Paul Raftis, his senior team, and Judge Klein to the podium to begin the 45 minute … 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

City of Toronto Pilots Parks Wayfinding for Emergency Services

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Map of High Park

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division, in partnership with Toronto Police Service, Toronto Paramedic Services and Toronto Fire Services, is initiating an Emergency Services wayfinding pilot project in High Park and Centennial Park (Etobicoke) to improve the City’s capacity to respond to emergencies and non-emergency/incidents in its parks. “The purpose of the pilot project is to implement … Read More

Communicator of the Year Awards


Sandra Humenik, Emergency medical dispatcher of the year

Emergency medical dispatcher of the year Sandra Humenik This year, Monday, April 13, 2015 to Friday, April 17, 2015 is proclaimed by the City of Toronto as 9-1-1 Telecommunicator’s Week. Every year, the second week of April is dedicated to 9-1-1 Telecommunicators, the first of the first responders in an emergency. The week is dedicated to honour and show appreciation … Read More

Toronto Paramedic Services Recognizes Residents and Others for Helping Save Lives


2015 Award Winners

On Thursday April 2, at Toronto Emergency Services Headquarters, Chief Paul Raftis hosted the division’s annual awards ceremony. Among the more than 50 people recognized for their roles in helping paramedics save lives in Toronto over the past year were 32 residents and several employees of the Toronto Police Service, the City’s Corporate Security and the Toronto Transit Commission. “I … Read More

Toronto Paramedic Services Earns Re-accreditation as an Emergency Medical Dispatch Centre of Excellence


Chief Paul Raftis; Jerry Overton, Chair of the Board of Accreditation of the Academies of Emergency Dispatch; Deputy Chief of Communications Gord McEachen

Chief Paul Raftis; Jerry Overton, Chair of the Board of Accreditation of the Academies of Emergency Dispatch; Deputy Chief of Communications Gord McEachen   On April 2, Toronto Paramedic Services Chief Paul Raftis accepted a recognition plaque from Jerry Overton, Chair of the Board of Accreditation of the Academies of Emergency Dispatch. The plaque marks the third time since 2008 … 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.