May 19, 2009
Media Release

Young boy becomes paramedic for a day

In celebration of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week
NEWMARKET – York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics will grant an important wish to a deserving child from the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada during EMS Week May 17th to 23rd. 
The 12-year-old wish recipient will become a paramedic for the day.  He will be outfitted with his own uniform and will travel with York Region paramedics touring the various EMS stations and facilities across the Region.
He will also learn life saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic and advanced first aid techniques.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 20th
  10 a.m.
WHERE: Richmond Hill Paramedic Response Station
  171 Major MacKenzie Drive West
  Town of Richmond Hill
WHO:  Chad Cohen, 12-year-old wish recipient 
  Norm Barrette, General Manager, York Region Emergency Medical Services
Shane Hale and Sandra Kerr, York Region EMS paramedics

For more information on this and other EMS related programs, please contact York Region   
Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653.
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit
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Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, Community and Health Services, York Region
Phone: 905 830-4444 Ext. 4016 / After-hours Cell: 905 251-5553

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