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Hi, I’m Tasos and I’m a level one paramedic and have been with the City of Toronto since 2010. I’m currently assigned to the Safe City Program, a unit of Toronto Paramedic Services. Though there are many moving parts to this program, it can be broken down into two general areas of training:
CPR & First Aid Courses, which are provided to the public, city employees and private businesses.
Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) training is also provided, with PAD devices available through our roughly 1500 registered Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) locations, 600 of which are located at City of Toronto facilities and venues.
Learning First Aid & CPR will give you the skills to assist in a medical emergency. Of course, the first step is to call 911 to get paramedics on their way as soon as possible. But in the meantime there is a difference you can make. Each passing minute after collapsing from a cardiac arrest can reduce the chance of survival by as much as 10%. So knowing what to do is critical. Learn how to intervene, or to reduce the effect of a burn, fracture, or allergic reaction – we can show you what you need to know!
Knowing first aid and CPR will prepare you to take decisive and appropriate action in an emergency until help arrives.
Safe City Program will provide you with the education and the tools necessary to apply the skills required in a real life emergency situation. To learn more, please visit our course page: