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23 Apr Oxford County Hybrid Ambulance Study

On October 26, 2017 Oxford County became the first municipality in Canada to deploy hybrid ambulances.  However, the journey towards this objective began much, much sooner.  On June 24, 2015, Oxford County council set in motion a plan to rely only on 100% renewable energy sources by 2050, and as such became the first municipality in Ontario to commit to the energy target. With the release of the final draft of the Community Sustainability Plan Oxford positively positioned itself to commit to 100%...

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09 Apr Target Engagement & Diversion (TED)

The Ottawa Paramedic Service has experienced a 14% increase in call volume over the past 4 years and continually looks for opportunities to improve the delivery of paramedic resources and services to our community. A particularly challenging population has been the shelter community.  Suffering from substance abuse/addiction, mental health complications and overall poor medical health, the shelter community interacts daily with our paramedics.  They have unique health care needs and may not fit in the regular mold of health care, which...

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05 Mar Hiring practices to meet todays needs

One of the greatest challenges in Rural and Remote services has always been staffing our services. This is not a new issue, yet with the continual increase in demands for services in EMS, this has become a very prevalent one. Along with the need for increased numbers of staff we run into the issues surrounding the increased expectations from all involved. Paramedics are now expected to do more than ever before, but at the same time as providers we have...

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01 Feb 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. ...

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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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