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22 Jan 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...

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15 Jan 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,...

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23 Dec 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...

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23 Dec Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN)

In May of this year, Prescott and Russell Paramedic Service entered into a pilot project with Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) to help them identify potential donors. The pilot is simple and very effective. After a cardiac arrest call, be it a code 5 patient or a patient that was unsuccessfully treated, paramedics only need to confirm that the patient meets 2 criteria (<76 years old and last seen alive <12 hours).  Afterwards, they contact the TGLN call center and...

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06 Oct 2017 Awards Gala Photos

Photos from the 2017 Awards Gala on September 28th are now online.   View them here www.oapc.ca/portfolio_page/gallery-2017/ ...

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