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Paramedic Services honours staff at Commencement and Honour Ceremony

December 15, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The County of Simcoe Paramedic Services hosted a Commencement and Honours Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 30, recognizing 51 new recruits, seven employees celebrating career advancements, and four recipients of the Chief’s commendations.

For the first time, the Legacy Award, the highest internal recognition offered by the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services, was awarded.

“It takes a special person to be a paramedic, often meeting people on some of their most difficult days or in some of their most vulnerable moments,” said Simcoe County Warden Basil Clarke. “We are fortunate to have the very best serve as County of Simcoe Paramedics. This event allows us the opportunity to honour their achievements and thank them for their incredible contributions to our communities.”

County of Simcoe Paramedic Services employs more than 440 staff members, which include full- and part-time paramedics, supervisors, and administrative support staff.

Paramedics provide emergency medical response and community support to Simcoe County residents, utilizing 42 ambulance and Rapid Response Units across the region during peak time.

“The field of paramedicine is one where you are called upon to put the needs of others first,” said Sarah Mills, Director and Chief for the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services. “Yet, our paramedics have worked tirelessly to provide tremendous care for our residents and visitors. This event allowed us to take a moment to celebrate those new to our service, while also acknowledging the remarkable accomplishments of those who have taken the next step in their careers. It was also an honour to recognize those who have had a profound and lasting impact on the lives of those they serve and work alongside of.”

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