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County recognizes paramedics for outstanding service

May 26, 2022   ·   0 Comments

The County of Simcoe is recognizing the dedication of paramedics serving local communities during National Paramedic Services week from May 22 to 28.

In addition to responding to approximately 80,000 calls annually, County of Simcoe Paramedics Services is evolving its programs and services to meet the needs of growing communities, an aging population, and increased demands.

Advancements include investment into strategically located facilities. The County continues to invest in modern equipment and medical initiatives including the procurement of Power Lift-Assist device, increased community paramedicine coverage, and medical devices.

“During my time as Warden and as a County Councillor, I have had the opportunity to speak with many Paramedics and celebrate milestones and various announcements,” said Simcoe Country Warden George Cornell. “The one thing that always strikes me is the passion our paramedics have to serve our communities and residents. After all the changes and challenges the past two years have presented; their commitment, compassion and resilience are truly inspiring.”

Understanding their role as community mentors, County of Simcoe Paramedics have also continued to provide support to the community through volunteer-based opportunities including the annual Toy Drive, community education through public relations programming at camps, schools and events, the United Way Simcoe Muskoka drives and epaulette programs.

Throughout the week of May 22 to 28, the County will utilize social media to showcase the many specialties that exist with paramedicine, including Community Paramedics, logistics, fleet educators, and Incident Response Unit members who play a pivotal role in responding to major emergencies.

The County of Simcoe Paramedic Services will also recognize the Paramedic for a Day contest winner, whose video submission will have best demonstrated what to do when the first responder is you.

By Brian Lockhart

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