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23 Mar Paramedics on the frontline of COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario’s dedicated paramedics are on the frontlines. We know every call is a risk. The OAPC is working to keep paramedics in the field protected. We are collaborating with other healthcare professionals, reaching out to our government partners and making sure our members have the most up-to-date information, tools and resources they need to stay safe and healthy as they answer every call. Here are some of the ways we are working and engaged: Sit at the...

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28 Oct PACE 2019: Fitness Competition

Submitted by: Andrea Joyce                                                                                                                Director of Paramedic Services Naotkamegwanning EMS   During the third week of September, the Paramedicine Across Canada Expo was held at the RBC convention Center in...

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01 Oct Stroke: Brain Attack!

by Marika Listenmaa, Superintendent of Professional Standards for Superior North EMS. The ability to recognize the FAST signs of stroke and act fast by calling 9-1-1 or your local emergency number can mean the difference between life and death. It can also mean the difference between a full recovery and a lasting disability. When one thinks of paramedics and ambulances, the first thought associated is often “car accidents and heart attacks”. Paramedics want to bring the messaging forward that having a...

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27 Sep ONTARIO PARAMEDICS RECOGNIZED FOR ACTIONS ABOVE THE CALL OF DUTY

The Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) has recognized five worthy paramedics with Awards for their actions to preserve public health and safety in Ontario and to advance the profession of paramedicine. Darrell Drew and Perrine Corman from Ottawa Paramedic Service, who received The Dr. Norman H. McNally Award: This Award recognizes acts of conspicuous bravery by paramedics in the performance of their duties. It was established in 1976 to honour its namesake who, as Director of the fledgling Ambulance Service Branch,...

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26 Sep 115 Ontario Paramedics recognized for excellence in Paramedic Services

The Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs will conclude its 2019 Annual General Meeting at an Awards Dinner in Windsor this evening recognizing worthy paramedics awarded the Governor General’s Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal. The Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal was created in 1994 by the late Governor General Romeo LeBlanc, as a component of the Canadian Honours System. The Award is presented to paramedics who have served for at least twenty years in a meritorious manner, characterized by the...

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