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Celebrate Paramedic Week with Us

May 19 – 25, 2013

During Paramedic Week we recognize and promote the critical role paramedics play in the health and safety of our communities.

Facts about Peel Paramedics

  • In 2012, they responded to over 90,000 calls.

  • In the past year, they saved 59 cardiac arrest patients who returned home to their families.

  • Launched two research trials as part of the service’s commitment to better patient outcomes. Both the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium’s (ROC) ALPS trial and the “Therapeutic Cooling” study will lead to enhanced care for cardiac arrest victims.

  • Assessed, identified and transported over 240 people with a STEMI heart attack who were taken directly to Trillium or Brampton Civic hospital for immediate surgery in the last year.

  • Educated the public on important health and safety issues such as CPR, heart attacks and strokes and provided resources to help people best use 911 and paramedic services.

Paramedic Week events

CPR and Public Access Defibrillator displays

Learn about the importance of CPR and using a public access defibrillator when someone is unconscious or not breathing.

May 21
Walmart (parking lot)
1500 Dundas St. East
Mississauga, ON
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
May 22
Brampton City Hall (atrium)
2 Wellington Street West
Brampton, ON
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
May 23
Region of Peel Council Chambers
10 Peel Centre Dr. (5th floor)
Brampton, ON
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 28
Caledon Town Hall
6311 Old Church Rd.
Caledon, ON
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In an emergency, always call 9-1-1


Revised: Friday May 17 2013

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