May 17, 2010

Young girl becomes paramedic for a day

In celebration of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week May 16th to 22nd
NEWMARKET – York Region EMS paramedics will grant an important wish to a deserving child from the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. 
The 12-year-old wish recipient will become a paramedic for the day.  She will be outfitted with her own uniform and will travel with York Region paramedics touring the various EMS stations and facilities across the Region.
She will also learn life saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic and advanced first aid techniques.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 19th
  10 a.m.
WHERE: Richmond Hill Paramedic Response Station
  171 Major MacKenzie Drive West
  Town of Richmond Hill
WHO:  Selina Ferenac, 12-year-old wish recipient
  Bill Fisch, York Region Chairman and CEO 
  Norm Barrette, General Manager, York Region Emergency Medical Services
Mike Ristich and Linda Bond, York Region EMS paramedics
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Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, Community and Health Services, York Region
Phone: 905 830-4444 Ext. 4016 / After-hours Cell: 905 716-9753


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