Saluting Paramedics

National Paramedic Services Week

Broken legs and arms, heart attacks and strokes, ailing infants and more.

When you need them, paramedics answer the call.

This week, National Paramedic Services Week, we salute their dedication to their work and to our well-being.

“As we celebrate Paramedic Services week, it’s important that we not only highlight the contributions of our individual paramedics, but recognize the many achievements of the entire service as a vital regional and local asset,” said Warden George Cornell. “Since its inception, County of Simcoe Paramedic Services has worked closely with partners, our local municipalities and residents to adapt, invest and modernize the service to meet local needs.

Activities are scheduled throughout Simcoe County this week to recognize and celebrate the dedication of front-line Paramedic Services personnel and the role the County plays in supporting the health and quality of life of our residents. County of Simcoe Paramedic Services staff will be joined by their mascot Siren at many of the events, including:
Tuesday, May 28

recognition of the Honourary Paramedic for a Day contest winner, Sterling Lane, a Grade 5 student from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Collingwood during County Council. Sterling was chosen from more than 30 short video submissions detailing why the student wanted to be a Paramedic for a Day and what Paramedic Services means to them. Sterling will receive a certificate, first aid bag, and stethoscope and will spend the day with a County of Simcoe paramedic crew learning about the job. This will include touring a paramedic station, learning life-saving techniques including the use of a defibrillator, and assisting paramedics as they perform a mock exercise.

Wednesday, May 29, Mall Display, Georgian Mall, Barrie
Residents can learn more about Paramedic Services through ambulance tours, equipment displays and demonstrations as well as information about the County’s Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program information, File of Life and Community Paramedicine initiatives.
Saturday, June 1, 10 am to 2 pm, Meet the Fleet Day, Simcoe County Museum, Minesing
This is a family-friendly event, where residents will be provided with tours of our Paramedic Services vehicles, including ambulances, rapid response units, mobile command unit, UTV, public access defibrillator vehicle and more. Staff will be on-site to answer questions, lead tours and educate the public about the field of Paramedic Services.