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  • 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......

  • Paramedics recognized for going above the call of duty 

      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. Armstrong award......

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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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