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  • Stroke: Brain Attack!

    by Marika Listenmaa, Superintendent of Professional Standards for Superior North EMS. The ability to recognize the FAST signs of stroke and act fast by calling 9-1-1 or your local emergency number can mean the difference between life and death. It can also mean the difference between a full recovery and a lasting disability. When one thinks of paramedics and ambulances, the first thought associated is often “car accidents and heart attacks”. Paramedics want to bring the messaging forward that having......


    The Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) has recognized five worthy paramedics with Awards for their actions to preserve public health and safety in Ontario and to advance the profession of paramedicine. Darrell Drew and Perrine Corman from Ottawa Paramedic Service, who received The Dr. Norman H. McNally Award: This Award recognizes acts of conspicuous bravery by paramedics in the performance of their duties. It was established in 1976 to honour its namesake who, as Director of the fledgling Ambulance......

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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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