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For Immediate Release:
May 19, 2015

Peel Paramedics Win National Paramedic Challenge

BRAMPTON, ON. (May. 19, 2015) - Peel Paramedics Bryan Brockbank and Joshua Lobo took top spot in the primary care division at the National Paramedic Competition held at Durham College in Whitby. The annual skills competition challenges Paramedics to strive for excellence in their profession and the care they provide to their patients.

"This is the third year Ive participated in the National Paramedic Challenge," said Bryan Brockbank. "Its always an honour to compete with so many excellent paramedics from across the Province and be able to demonstrate our massive scope of practice."

The competition celebrated the very best in paramedicine as thirty-six teams from across the country competed in the advanced care, primary care or student paramedic divisions. Each team completed five rescue scenarios, which included everyday calls to extreme emergencies plus an academic exercise to prove they are the best in Canada.


"Were extremely proud of Joshua and Bryans win, said Paramedic Chief Peter Dundas. "Involvement in a skill competition like this is a testament to how highly trained and skilled our paramedics are and demonstrates their commitment to providing the highest level of care for our patients.

"The challenge allowed us to show people the work that we do every day and demonstrate our knowledge and skill level, said Joshua Lobo. "Winning this competition was fun and exciting and definitely a great moment we will hold onto.

Since 2003, teams from across Canada and Europe have competed in the one-day, skill-testing event. For more information, visit www.paramediccompetition.ca.

Peel Paramedics respond to more than 100,000 emergency medical calls every year. For more information about Peel Regional Paramedic Services, visit peelregion.ca/paramedics or follow them 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 at 905-799-7700 or visit peelregion.ca/health.



Rachelle Brown
Communication Co-ordinator
Region of Peel
905-791-4055, ext. 2166

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



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