Our New Name

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Our new name, "Toronto Paramedic Services" represents all of our dedicated people and the variety of skilled disciplines that come together to create one of the world's leading pre-hospital care systems. Our paramedics and EMDs use modern, state-of-the art technology and clinically sound paramedical best practices in their respective disciplines to help our patients when they need it most. While ... Read More

Understanding our new visual identity

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Toronto Paramedic Services Logo History

If you’ve lived in Toronto a long time, you might remember a few incarnations of the ambulance service, from Metropolitan Toronto Ambulance, to Toronto Ambulance, to Toronto Emergency Medical Services, and now to Toronto Paramedic Services. And with each new change in our name, we have had new visual identities. While our distinctive white and blue ambulances will remain largely … Read More

Toronto EMS employees raise awareness and funds for ALS Canada

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TPA President Geoff MacBride pours ice water on Chief Paul Raftis

On Thursday August 21, 2014, Toronto EMS Chief Paul Raftis and his senior staff, Deputy Chief Operations Garrie Wright, Deputy Chief Program Development and Service Quality Cindy Nicholson, Deputy Chief Communications Gord McEachen, and Deputy Chief Operations Support Frank Hurlehey responded to Ottawa Paramedic Services Chief Anthony Di Monte’s call to take the icebucket challenge for ALS. The team not … Read More

30 Years of Advanced Life Support

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2014 marks the 30 year anniversary of ALS or Advanced Life Support paramedicine at Toronto EMS. Join us as we celebrate this milestone throughout the year. Check this page from time to time as we update it with materials we've collected over the last 30 years. (Please click the images below to expand them.)

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