Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs

25 Nov 39 Ontario paramedics recognized for excellence

Yesterday, 39 Ontario paramedics received their Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal bars for providing exemplary emergency medical services for at least 30 years. Honourary Lieutenant-General Richard Rohmer – the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chief’s Honourary Chief Emeritus – gave out the First, Second or Third Bars to these long-serving, deserving paramedics. The late Governor General of Canada, Romeo LeBlanc, created the Medal in 1994 as part of the Canadian Honours System. This recognition recognizes paramedics who have provided the highest...

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20 Oct Paramedics recognized for going above the call of duty 

[gallery columns="5" size="large" link="file" ids="15384,15387,15386,15383,15385"]   At the first in-person award ceremony since the beginning of the pandemic, the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) handed out seven special awards to deserving recipients: five to paramedics going above and beyond, risking their own safety for the safety and protection of others, and two paramedic service leaders for their contributions to elevating paramedicine in Ontario. The special awards include the Dr. Norman H. McNally Award for acts of “conspicuous bravery,” and the Richard J....

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14 Oct 108 Ontario paramedics receive exemplary service medals

On Thursday, October 6, the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) awarded 108 paramedics the Governor General’s Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal. These paramedics come from 28 of the province's 56 paramedic services, including nine paramedics from Ornge air ambulance service. The award is presented to paramedics who have served for at least twenty years providing the highest quality of care. To qualify, at least ten of the years of service must have been on duty in the field – whether...

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07 Oct New OAPC President to focus on relieving system pressures

[caption id="attachment_13144" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chief Michael Sanderson, OAPC President[/caption] City of Hamilton Paramedic Chief, Michael Sanderson, stepped into his new role today as President of the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) following the Thursday, October 6 annual general meeting. He announced three key priorities for his two-year term: Continuing to build on the momentum with the Ontario government and other stakeholders in the healthcare system to advance alternate models of care to relieve pressures on hospital emergency rooms; Focusing on...

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19 Aug OAPC Welcomes Expansion of Models of Care

The Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs applauds the Ontario Ministry of Health for expanding the 911 Models of Care pilot programs. “It was gratifying to hear Minister of Health Sylvia Jones commit to ensuring paramedics are able to deliver the right care, at the right time and at the right place,” said OAPC President Peter Dundas. The announcement comes as the OAPC met with Minister Jones and Long-Term Care Parliamentary Assistant John Jordan at the 2022 Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference...

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