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For Immediate Release:
November 8, 2012

Peel Paramedics Awarded for Exemplary Service

BRAMPTON, ON. (Nov. 8, 2012) – Regional Council recognized Peel Regional Paramedics Martin Wood, Steven Wheelans and Russ Power for receiving the Governor General’s Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal.

Peel Paramedics Recipients
Regional Council recognized Paramedics Martin Wood, Russ Power and Steven Wheelans for receiving the Governor General’s EMS Exemplary Service Medal. From left to right: Peel Regional Paramedic Services (PRPS) Deputy Chief Ben Addley, Paramedic Martin Wood, Platoon Manager Russ Power, Superintendent Steven Wheelans and PRPS Chief Peter Dundas

“The award is a great honour,” said Steven Wheelans, Superintendent, Peel Regional Paramedic Services. “I love that every day is never quite the same in our profession and I have always enjoyed helping people in their time of need.”

Major-General Richard Rohmer awarded the medal to Martin, Steve and Russ for their outstanding service and dedication to paramedicine during the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs’ gala on September 27, 2012.

“It’s not an easy job and you do it very well,” said Regional Councillor Paul Palleschi, Chair of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee. “On behalf of our residents, thank you for the pre-hospital medical expertise and care you provide to the people in Peel.”

The Governor General’s EMS Exemplary Service medal is awarded to those who have completed a minimum 20 years of exemplary service where at least 10 of those years involved the potential for risk to their lives while on duty.

“All three of these men are part of an amazing group of people who are the reason that we’re seeing better outcomes for so many of our patients,” said Chief Peter Dundas, Peel Regional Paramedic Services.

Peel Paramedics respond to more than 85,000 emergency medical calls every year. For more information about Peel Regional Paramedic Services visit peelems.ca, call 905-791-7800, ext. 3956 and follow us on twitter at twitter.com/peel_paramedics.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.




Lisa Habis
Communication Specialist, Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4172; 905-460-6470

Brad Bowie
Community Relations Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 3956 or 416-936-4703

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



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