May 22, 2003
"I'm pleased to recognize and acknowledge the daily contributions of York Region EMS staff to the health and safety of our residents and visitors," said Regional Chair and CEO Bill Fisch.
"The services you provide make a difference every day," added Vaughan Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio, Chair of the Region's Health and EMS Committee. "For coming to the aid of individuals and communities in times of crises – quickly, responsively, compassionately and professionally – we thank you."
Last year, York Region EMS responded to approximately 75,000 calls by providing basic and advanced life support, emergency and non-emergency medical care and transport of the ill and injured. Approximately 300 paramedics and support staff provide Emergency Medical Services to the Regional Municipality of York through the deployment of up to 24 ambulances, four Paramedic Response Vehicles and two Supervisor Response Vehicles.
"Through their daily commitment and dedication, paramedics continue to reinforce York Region EMS as an industry leader in out-of-hospital healthcare," said Brad Meekin, General Manager of York Region EMS.
Paramedics staff each vehicle and can assist the sick and injured in their homes or on the streets by providing care for immediate life threatening conditions and safe, rapid transport to an appropriate facility for continuing medical care.
9-1-1 is the universal number to access emergency ambulance service from anywhere in York Region.
Contact: Kim Clark, York Region Health Services
(905) 830-4444 or (416) 297-9696, ext. 4101
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