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 Paramedic Services. (Recipient’s Name) having demonstrated outstanding bravery, while facing extreme peril, is hereby bestowed with this distinction.
Toronto Paramedic Services is proud to have the following members included among this year’s recipients:
Advanced Care Paramedic Angelo Nero
For his efforts in rescuing a citizen trapped in a burning vehicle as a result of a catastrophic motor vehicle collision while off duty in August 2016.
Primary Care Paramedic Robert Glenn
A new member of the Toronto Paramedic Family, Paramedic Glenn was recognized for his part in the fatal terrorist attack at the National War Monument in October 2014 as a member of the Ottawa Paramedic Service.
Superintendent Rory O’Neill
For his efforts in extracting a patient suffering from a gunshot wound during a multiple shooting near the Music Building, CNE Grounds, in February 2016.