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  • Target Engagement & Diversion (TED)

    The Ottawa Paramedic Service has experienced a 14% increase in call volume over the past 4 years and continually looks for opportunities to improve the delivery of paramedic resources and services to our community. A particularly challenging population has been the shelter community.  Suffering from substance abuse/addiction, mental health complications and overall poor medical health, the shelter community interacts daily with our paramedics.  They have unique health care needs and may not fit in the regular mold of health care,......

  • The Lift Assist Phenomena: An Innovative Solution

    In Canada, it is estimated that the proportion of older adults aged 65 years and over will increase from 15.3% in 2013 to approximately 22.9% in 2030. With an increasing number of older adults, the pressure on the health care system will increase consequently placing added demand on paramedic services — especially through the growing number of non-emergent calls. Forty percent of seniors are expected to fall at least once annually, and 21% of fallers attended to by paramedics visit......

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Origin of the OAPC

The Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) was formed to allow members of the EMS/Paramedic industry to come together to develop common strategies for optimizing the transition to municipal control of ambulance service within the province.

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The OAPC has an organizational process that features six committees (groups) that oversee a number of working sub-committees, feeding information and recommendations to the Board.  The core areas are:  Strategic Analysis, Operations, Performance Standards, Professional Standards, Education & Research and Public Relations & Image Building.

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Looking for an opportunity to acquire employment with a paramedic service or to advance your career? Consider employment opportunities with the EMS / Paramedic team.

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