Media Release

May 17, 2012

York Region EMS paramedics host Media Invitation Day

In celebration of EMS Week, May 20 to 26
NEWMARKET - During EMS Week, York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are inviting members of the media to try their hand at a number of paramedic skills at Media Invitation Day on Thursday, May 24.
York Region EMS paramedics are highly trained professionals who respond to a variety of emergency situations. On May 24, media are challenged to perform some basic paramedic skills, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), airway management, spinal motion restriction and splinting.
WHEN: Thursday, May 24
  9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
WHERE: Paramedic Response Station #28
  171 Major MacKenzie Drive West
  Town of Richmond Hill
WHO:  Media
York Region EMS paramedics and staff
The Regional Municipality of York celebrates National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week annually. This year’s theme, EMS ??" More than a job. A calling recognizes the life-saving work of York Region EMS paramedics and staff.
York Region’s team of 410 paramedics provide emergency medical response to York Region residents and visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. In 2011, York Region paramedics responded to over 73,000 calls for assistance ??" an average of one call every seven minutes of every hour of every day.

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Media Contact: Lisa Sposito, Community and Health Services, York Region
 1-877-464-9675, ext. 4106 • After-Hours Cell: 905-955-2533 •

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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