Paramedic Services Week Begins Tomorrow

Paramedic Services Week goes from May 24th to May 30th, recognizing the tireless work and dedication of paramedics and this year's theme is called Pandemic: Paramedics on the Front Line.

ONTARIO - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Paramedic Services play an important role in keeping communities safe and healthy throughout Ontario has never been more apparent.

Paramedic Services Week 2020 takes place from May 24th to May 30th, recognizing the tireless work and dedication of paramedics.

This year’s theme is Pandemic: Paramedics on the Front Line.

They're unlike no other healthcare professional and are at the scene in emergencies when patients are most vulnerable.

Paramedics also work in communities with healthcare teams to keep people at home and out of the hospital emergency room through many innovative and dynamic community paramedic programs.

These services have been even more critical during the pandemic.

President of the OAPC Chief Neal Roberts says this year will be a little different.

“As we celebrate Paramedic Services Week 2020 in Ontario our activities will be different than other years. COVID-19 stay at home directives and social distancing will not allow for open houses at paramedic stations, public mall displays and interactive public events. However, the role and contribution of paramedics on the front lines during COVID-19 has gained signiicant recognition during these difficult times. The respect and gratitude for paramedics has never been higher.”

Join us this week to thank and raise awareness of the enormous contribution of highly skilled Paramedic Services’ staff to maintain safe and healthy communities. You can visit here to learn more details of how Ontario’s paramedics are responding during COVID-19.

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