For Immediate Release
September 29, 2001
Ambulance and Emergency Programs
Region of Peel
Peel Paramedics Host Successful Public Open House
(Brampton) - Peel Regional Ambulance Services and its paramedics hosted a successful public open house today. The first Paramedic Week in Peel ended with lifesaving demonstrations, a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) workshop and a free barbecue.
"Our goal was to raise awareness of the role of paramedics," said Joseph Moore, General Manager Ambulance and Emergency Programs. "Today's open house was an opportunity for our paramedics to establish closer ties to the communities they serve."
Paramedics, the first point of contact in a medical emergency, are highly skilled medical professionals. Peel residents attending the open house had an opportunity to learn skills from paramedics by participating in workshops, demonstrations and by speaking with paramedics.
For most of those who attended the open house, the vehicle and equipment displays provided the most entertainment.
"I really liked the ambulance," said seven-year old Delaine DeCraemer of Caledon. "I got to sit on the bed and pretend to be hurt. The paramedics were really nice to me."
Peel Regional Ambulance Services is a leader in the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical services. For more information on Ambulance and Emergency Programs, call 905-791-7800, Ext. 4847 or visit our Web site at www.region.peel.on.ca
Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail
Web site: http://www.region.peel.on.ca
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