May 13, 2008
Media Release

Local child becomes paramedic for a day


In celebration of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, May 18th to 24th
 
NEWMARKET York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics will grant a wish to a deserving child from the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada in celebration of EMS Week,
May 18th to 24th. 
 
The 10-year-old York Region resident, Khaleel Alfred, will become a paramedic for the day.  He will be outfitted with a uniform, travel with York Region paramedics touring EMS stations and facilities across York Region and learn life saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid techniques.
 
When:  Thursday, May 15th
  10 a.m.
 
Where: Richmond Hill Paramedic Response Station
  171 Major Mackenzie Drive West
  Town of Richmond Hill
 
Who:  Khaleel Alfred, 10-year-old wish recipient 
  Norm Barrette, Acting General Manager, York Region EMS
Shane Hale and Mike Ristich, York Region EMS paramedics
  
For more information on this or any York Region EMS-related topic, please contact York Region
Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653.
 
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Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, Community and Health Services, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 4016 or After-hours Cell:  905 716-2717
 Email: jennifer.mitchellemmerson@york.ca

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