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
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