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Be Citizen Ready: Your Guide to 9-1-1 – Paramedic Services Week 2021 Blog Series

In an emergency, seconds count. When medical emergencies occur, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number (if different). Trained emergency call takers will confirm your location, assess your situation and provide you with the assistance and information you need so that the most appropriate resources can be sent to you as soon as safely possible.  Key Facts At home, you can dial 9-1-1 or your local emergency number (if different) At a business or other location, you may need to dial an...

Paramedic Services Week 2021 – A Message from OAPC President Peter F. Dundas

To mark the beginning of Paramedic Services Week 2021 (May 23-29), OAPC President Chief Peter F. Dundas has recorded a video thanking paramedics for their “tireless work and dedication” through the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme for Paramedic Services Week 2021 is ‘Paramedic as Educator – Citizen Ready,’ which aims to demonstrate the important role that paramedics play as educators to the public. The OAPC will be posting more content on the website and social media through the week, with each day from...

Paramedic Services Week 2021 kicks off this Sunday

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the important role Paramedic Services play in keeping communities across Ontario safe and healthy has never been more apparent. Paramedic Services Week 2021, which takes place from May 23 to 29, is an opportunity to recognize the tireless work and dedication of paramedics. As healthcare professionals, paramedic services use techniques and processes that are based on best practice and research. This year’s Paramedic Services Week theme is ‘Paramedic as Educator – Citizen Ready.’ The idea is to...

Premier and Ministers Address OAPC Spring Symposium

Premier of Ontario Doug Ford addressed the OAPC’s Spring Symposium Business Meeting today, and thanked paramedics for keeping communities safe. The Premier also acknowledged paramedic chiefs for their leadership and the “amazing work” their teams do. Also addressing the Symposium was Health Minister Christine Elliott. She said: “In a year unlike any other, paramedics across the province have gone above and beyond to support Ontario’s pandemic response. You have been there for patients and families when they needed you most, never wavering...

HLGen Rohmer Commendations For Paramedic Services Leaders

HLGen Richard Rohmer has awarded the OAPC Honorary Chief Rohmer Commendation to five of Ontario's Paramedic Services leaders. As part of his 97th birthday celebrations earlier this year, HLGen Rohmer recognized the lifetime of service to the profession of Chief Neal Roberts, Chief Michael Sanderson, Chief Gord McEachen, Chief (Ret'd) John Prno and Chief Paul Raftis. The Honorary Chief Rohmer Commendation is awarded to uniformed and civilian members of Ontario's Paramedic Services who perform a deed or activity beyond the demands of normal duty...