Wrapping up the end of Paramedic Services Week 2022 with Paramedic Services Recognition Day

28 May Wrapping up the end of Paramedic Services Week 2022 with Paramedic Services Recognition Day

Today is the last day of Paramedic Services Week 2022, which has been all about the ‘Faces of Paramedicine’.

Each day of the week has had a specific theme aimed at educating the public on the many different and vital roles that exist within paramedic services. 

“Everyday paramedics work in different ways in your community,” OAPC President Peter F. Dundas says. “We provide expert emergency care when the unexpected happens.  We help older adults stay safely at home for as long as passible. We check in on the most vulnerable who may be homebound or even those without a home at all. We provide public health education like CPR training. We actively look for solutions to relief pressures on hospital emergency rooms and across the system.”  

To wrap up Paramedic Services Week 2022, the OAPC asks you to join us in celebrating and recognizing the many faces of paramedicine, including those who may go unseen such as dispatch communicators, community paramedics, support services (logistics, procurement and fleet), speciality teams (marine and bike units, technical rescue, professional development, mental health and addictions, falls interventions) and the researchers and educators, whose invaluable work aims to keep you safe and informed as well as advance the field.   

We encourage you to watch this brief video from Chief Dundas and share in your networks to express your gratitude. #PSWeek2022