May 17, 2012
York Region EMS to host basketball challenge
In celebration of EMS Week, May 20 to 26
NEWMARKET – In partnership with Blue Door Shelters, York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics and staff are challenging clients at the York Region Youth Shelter to a friendly basketball game. A pizza lunch will be served following the challenge.
Blue Door Shelters is a non-profit agency that provides emergency shelter for people who are homeless in York Region. Blue Door Shelters operates three shelters in York Region: Leeder Place Family Shelter, Porter Place Men’s Shelter and York Region Youth Shelter.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 23
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Blue Door Shelters’ York Region Youth Shelter
835 Gorham Street
Town of Newmarket
WHO: York Region EMS paramedics and staff
Blue Door Shelters’ York Region Youth Shelter clients
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 • firstname.lastname@example.org