May 17, 2007
Media Advisory

Young boy becomes paramedic for a day


In celebration of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week May 20th 26th


NEWMARKET York Region EMS paramedics are granting 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 and tour EMS stations and facilities.  He will also learn life saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid techniques.


WHEN:              Wednesday, May 23, 2007

                        Photo opportunities and media interviews at 10 a.m.


WHERE:            York Region Paramedic Response Station

                        171 Major Mackenzie West, Richmond Hill


WHO:               Jeoffrey Lo, 10-year old wish recipient

                        Amanda Firth and Jennifer Catlender, York Region EMS paramedics


For more information on this or any other EMS-related topic, please contact York Region Health

Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 (toll free) or visit


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For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and our services, please visit


Media Contact:         Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, York Region Health Services

                                 Phone:  (905) 830-4444 ext. 4016 or After-hours Cell (905) 716-2717


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