Cardiac Arrest Survivor Thanks Paramedics for Saving His Life

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Robert Cummings with the paramedics who saved his life

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 Week Proclamation

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Mayor Tory Proclamation

Toronto Paramedic Services Week May 22 – 28, 2016 WHEREAS Toronto’s Paramedic Services provide life-saving public service to City residents and visitors 24 hours a day and seven days a week. It is important to raise the public’s awareness of the enormous contribution Toronto Paramedic Services’ staff, including paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers and operations support persons provide in a caring … Read More

Awards to be presented to telecommunicators as key players in Toronto’s emergency services


Jeff Murphy

As part of 911 Telecommunicators Week, Toronto’s police, fire and paramedic services will recognize the lifesaving services provided by their telecommunicators as “the first of the first responders.” Date: Wednesday, April 13 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Toronto Fire/Paramedic Services headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St. Parking is available in the church parking lot at the end of Lodestar Avenue. There is no … Read More

Toronto Paramedic Services hosts citizenship ceremony


citizenship (passport with flag)

Media Advisory April 11, 2016 Join Toronto Paramedic Services Chief Paul Raftis and Judge Lilian Klein as they confer Canadian citizenship on 50 residents of Toronto. Media are invited to photograph the event and also learn about the 911 in any language service provided to the public by the City of Toronto and Toronto Paramedic Services. Date: Tuesday, April 12 … Read More

Toronto Paramedics Raise Awareness of Importance of Bystander Role in Performing Emergency CPR

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CPR Lesson at City Hall

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