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Right Call Right Care

Have you ever found yourself wondering if you should call 911 but you weren’t sure if it was necessary? The “Right Call Right Care” campaign was developed to assist people in exploring other healthcare options that are available prior to relying on the emergency system. These options could result in quicker and more appropriate care for the patient while allowing paramedics to be available for life-threatening emergencies such as chest pain and shortness of breath. Although calling 911 would seem to...

2018 Spring Conference

Join the OAPC for the annual Spring Conference in Toronto   Your can make your room reservation by using the online and using the online booking code OAPC 2018 Conference or by calling our reservations department at 416-674-4343 and ask for the OAPC 2018 Conference group rate group code  AOP. ...

Project Lifesaver Huron

Huron County Paramedic Services is excited about the newest addition to their Community Paramedicine Program. Earlier this year, we were approached by the Huron detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police to become the host of Project Lifesaver. This program was started in Virginia, USA in 1999 in response to the growing correlation of those with cognitive disorders -- individuals such as those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Acquired Brain Injury, PTSD or Downs syndrome -- and those who were reported missing. Project...

Durham Paramedic Services: Volunteering in the Community

Paramedics are found all over the world.  In Canada, they are trusted public sector workers.  The Region of Durham Paramedic Services volunteers at many public relations events throughout the year.  These events are at schools, shopping malls, community safety days and at an open house in June.  These events showcase paramedicine, with live scenarios re-enacting lifesaving skills used in an emergency.  This volunteerism demonstrates a strong commitment to the community. The fall/winter months are a busy time for volunteering.  At Halloween,...

Prescott and Russell Golf Tournament for Make-A-Wish (MAW)

On June 23, 2017, Prescott and Russell Paramedic Service hosted their 11th annual golf tournament in support of Make-A-Wish Foundation. Again this year, with the unbelievable support of our sponsors and participants, we were able to raise over $25,000, half of which will be going into the OAPC MAW Legacy fund. Since Prescott and Russell launched our annual golf tournament, we are proud to have raised over $130,000.00 for this charity and we look forward to next year’s event.  We invite each...