This video presents Celebrate EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

Come celebrate Emergency Medical Services  (EMS) Week, May 22 to 25, in Toronto, and Bruce & Grey Counties in Ontario, Canada!

  • “EMS Week is an international event held annually on the 3rd week of May which celebrates everything ‘Paramedic’ and raises awareness of the vital role EMS plays in healthcare & public safety.
  • To honour our paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, support staff and administrators who are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week”
  • And the theme this year is “EMS: More than a job – a calling”

Here are some great celebratory events of Emergency Medical Services Week in Toronto, and Bruce & Grey Counties:

You're Invited: Celebrate Emergency Medical Services Week May 22 - 25, 2012. Above, Toronto EMS.

You're Invited: Celebrate Emergency Medical Services Week May 22 - 25, 2012. Above, Toronto EMS.

Toronto Emergency Medical Services Week, May 19 -26

  • Meet a paramedic during Emergency Medical Services Week wherein the following five events are opportunities for you to meet the men and women who serve the city as paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers – and to find out more about what they do:
    Community Wellness Clinic

    • Tuesday, May 22
    • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Members of the public are invited to:
      • meet paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers
      • have their blood pressure checked
      • try cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
      • and try using an automatic external defibrillator (AED)
    • Tours of an operational ambulance and a vintage ambulance will be offered.

    Teach Kids CPR Day

    • Wednesday, May 23
    • 10:30 – 11:55 a.m.
      • Opening remarks at 10:30 a.m.
    • Seventy-five Grade 7 students will receive hands-on CPR training with mannequins after watching an instructional video on how to recognize the need for CPR and how to use 9-1-1 for emergency calls.
    • After the lesson, students will tour an ambulance and meet the EMS mascot, PG Bear.

    Community Blood Donor Clinic

    • Thursday, May 24
    • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • Opening remarks at 10 a.m. by EMS Chief Paul Raftis and Chief Mike Nolan, Renfrew County and President, EMS Chiefs of Canada
    • Toronto EMS invites the local community and other Greater Toronto Area EMS services to donate blood.
      • Call 1-888-2Donate to make an appointment.

    Toronto EMS Annual Award Ceremony

    • Thursday, May 24
    • 7 – 8 p.m.
    • Residents, allied services (police and fire), paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers will be recognized for outstanding contributions to the community.

    Community Wellness Clinic

    • Friday, May 25
    • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Members of the public will be able to:
      • meet paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers
      • have their blood pressure checked
      • try cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
      • and try using an automatic external defibrillator (AED)
    • Tours of an operational ambulance and a vintage ambulance will be available.
  • Contact Info:
    • Toronto EMS Central telephone number: 416-392-2000
    • By email at ems@toronto.ca.
    • In an emergency: Dial 911

EMS Week 2012: Paramedics of both Bruce & Grey Counties

  • Bruce & Grey Counties are located in mid-western Ontario from the Blue Mountains in the east, to Lake Huron in the west, and includes the entire Bruce Peninsula region.
  • Geographically covering over 8500 square km with a combined population exceeding 170,000 residents.
  • GCEMS Vehicle Display & Blood Pressure Clinic
    • Tuesday, May 22, 2012
  • Paramedic ‘Hack & Whack’ Fun Golf Day:

    • Friday, May 25, 2012
    • 11am – 6pm
    • Location: Legacy Ridge Golf Club (formerly Owen Sound Golf & Country Club)
    • Cost: $80 includes cart & 18 holes!
    • Contact Rick Trombley @ GCEMS to register!
  • Grey vs. Bruce EMS Softball Challenge

Happy EMS Week!

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