For Immediate Release
September 6, 2001

Joseph Moore
General Manager
Ambulance and Emergency Services
Region of Peel

Regional Council Declares Paramedic Week in Peel September 24 to 29, 2001

(Brampton) - September 24 to 29, 2001 has been declared Paramedic Week in Peel. Presented by Peel Regional Ambulance Services, the week will offer a range of activities to educate the public on paramedics and pre-hospital emergency medical services in their community.

"Paramedic Week in Peel is an opportunity to educate Peel citizens about the critical emergency medical service provided by the Region of Peel, and it enables us to provide the public with valuable information that can be utilized in emergency situations," said Joseph Moore, General Manager, Ambulance and Emergency Services.

A host of activities are planned for the week, including:

· Mall Displays in all three area municipalities
· Regional Chair's Awards for Paramedic Excellence
· Moment of Silence ceremony to honour Canadian paramedics who have lost their lives in the line of duty
· Open House at 10 Peel Centre Drive featuring vehicle and equipment displays, a CPR workshop (pre-registration required), a blood pressure clinic and other lifesaving demonstrations, plus a free barbecue

"We are hoping through these events to recognize the paramedics of Peel for the dedication and commitment they bring to providing emergency medical service and to create public awareness of this vital Regional program," said Moore.

On January 1, 2001 the Region of Peel assumed responsibility for providing land ambulance services throughout Peel Region from the province. The new service is expected to respond to approximately 85,000 ambulance calls this year and provides a flexible and responsive critical public service.

For more information on Paramedic Week in Peel and CPR workshop pre-registration, call 905-791-7800, Ext. 4874 or visit our Web site at

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail
Web site:

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