Media Release

December 19, 2012

York Region EMS makes special delivery this Christmas Eve

York Region Emergency Medical Services brings teddy bears to sick and injured children
For the eighth consecutive year, paramedics from York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will distribute teddy bears to children in hospital emergency rooms and children’s wards in The Regional Municipality of York on Christmas Eve.
Ganz Inc. has generously donated approximately 150 teddy bears to York Region EMS for distribution.
Media are invited to photograph and interview paramedics as they load teddy bears into emergency vehicles.
WHEN:                Monday, December 24
                              9:30 a.m.
WHERE:              EMS Headquarters
                              80 Bales Drive East
                              Town of East Gwillimbury
Please note: We request media not attend local hospitals for the event in order to respect patient privacy.
York Region’s team of more than 410 paramedics provide emergency medical response and pre-hospital care to York Region residents and visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 2011, York Region EMS paramedics responded to more than 73,000 calls for assistance, an average of one call every seven minutes.
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Media Contact: Lisa Sposito, Community and Health Services, The Regional Municipality of York
905-830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 4106  After-Hours Cell: 905-955-2533
The Regional Municipality of York provides services to 1.1 million residents and 41,000 businesses that employ 516,000 people

Founded in 1971, The Regional Municipality of York is made up of nine municipalities
and provides services to more than one million residents, 29,000 businesses and 495,000 employees.

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