Join us at Halton’s Paramedic Day June 3

ParamedicDay1_2To wrap up this year’s Paramedic Services Week, Halton will be opening up its Ambulance Headquarters at the Woodlands Operation Centre at 1179 Bronte Road in Oakville for a unique, behind-the-scenes paramedic experience. Please join us on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as we celebrate and thank our Paramedic Services team for all the hard work they do each and every day to help keep Halton a safe and healthy community.

Halton Region’s Paramedic Day offers activities for the entire family: climb aboard an ambulance, see the special gear our tactical paramedics wear, learn CPR, visit the bike helmet safety station and enjoy the children’s activities and food trucks.

Halton Region has more than 220 paramedics who act quickly and professionally to provide responsive emergency health care when needed. Supporting our community 24/7, 365 days per year, Halton’s dedicated paramedics are the best in the country and have been recently recognized for their outstanding contributions.

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From left to right: Celebrating Halton’s recent success at the National Paramedic Competition are Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr, Primary Care Paramedic Adam Sellors, Primary Care Paramedic Justin Mlynaryk and Chief/Director of Paramedic Services Greg Sage.

Two teams of Halton Region paramedics received top honours at the National Paramedic Competition in Ottawa. The exceptional achievements of our teams at the national competition speak to their dedication and commitment and I’m proud that the skills of Halton’s Paramedic Services were able to be showcased on the national stage.

Every year, our paramedics respond to more than 50,000 calls and transport almost 30,000 people, ensuring our community gets the care it needs when people are at their most vulnerable. On behalf of Halton Regional Council, thank you to all our paramedics. I hope Halton residents will join us on Paramedic Day to learn about all the services they offer to help keep Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire. To learn more, visit halton.ca/paramedicday.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton, LinkedIn or Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report”.