Paramedic Services Week & Doors Open 2014

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Toronto EMS Chief Paul Raftis announces Paramedic Services Week May 24 – 31 2014. This year the theme is “Our Family Caring for Yours!” There are several public events planned and we hope that you will be able to attend some of them. The week starts with Toronto EMS Doors Open event.
For two days, May 24 and 25 Toronto EMS HQ will open our doors to residents, visitors and employees and their families to have a look behind the scenes at the Communications Centre, the garage and Toronto EMS paramedics medical skills.

Last year over 1,000 families visited us, took tours, practiced CPR and met our employees. We hope to have the same positive response this year. We are still looking for volunteer hosts, so if you can help please contact Kim McKinnon, 416-392-2255, kmckinn2@toronto.ca.

On Monday, May 26, the public can follow “a day in the life of a paramedic” on Twitter @torontoems and the City will announce the official proclamation for Paramedic Services Week in Toronto.

On May 27, the Toronto EMS Cardiac Safe City team will train 30 grade 5 and 6 students at George P. Mackie School in CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator.

On Wednesday May 28 and Friday May 30, join paramedics at the Ontario Science Centre as they demonstrate how paramedics assist patients who suffer bone and head injuries to name just one of the many not-to-be-missed demonstrations.

On Thursday, May 29, Toronto EMS hosts a citizenship ceremony with 50 new Canadians and their families. The 911 In Any Language campaign will be relaunched to the public at that event.