May 11, 2006
Media Release

Young boy becomes paramedic for a day

In celebration of EMS Week May 14-20
NEWMARKET – York Region EMS paramedics will grant an important wish to one child from the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.  The 10-year old boy will become a paramedic for the day.  He will be outfitted with his own uniform and will travel with paramedics in their response vehicle to tour EMS stations and facilities.  He will also learn life saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid techniques.
When:   Monday, May 15, 2006
  2:00 p.m.
Where:  York Region Paramedic Response Station
              520 Cane Parkway, Newmarket
Who:     Stephan Hicks – Rubal, wish recipient
 Matt Simon and Ed Coleclough, York Region EMS paramedics
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Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, York Region Health Services
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444 ext. 4016 or after-hours pager (905) 830-3302

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