Come out to celebrate Halton’s second annual Paramedic Day on May 26

Come out to celebrate Halton’s second annual Paramedic Day on May 26

Release Date: May 14, 2018

To kick off Paramedic Services Week, Halton Region is hosting its second annual Paramedic Day on Saturday, May 26, to give residents a behind-the-scenes look at the important work the Region’s paramedics provide our community every day. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine at Woodlands Operations Centre, 1179 Bronte Road in Oakville.

“I am proud of all of our paramedics for the hard work they do 24/7 to provide emergency medical services to our residents,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Paramedic Day is a wonderful opportunity for all Halton residents to come out and see our Paramedic Headquarters, get an up close look at some of our equipment and meet the paramedics that help keep our community safe and healthy.”

There will be plenty of family activities including tours of emergency vehicles, tactical gear demonstrations, bike helmet safety display, hands-on CPR lessons, local food trucks and more.

Halton Region’s Paramedic Services operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing pre-hospital care to residents in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. Halton has more than 250 paramedics responding from 34 emergency vehicles. Every year, Halton paramedics respond to more than 50,000 calls and transport almost 30,000 people, ensuring residents receive critical medical care when they need it most.

To learn more about Paramedic Day, visit halton.ca/paramedicday or call 311.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 550,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.

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Media Contact:

Elizabeth Kosturik
Acting Communications Specialist
Halton Region
905-825-6000, ext. 3260
1-866-442-5866
elizabeth.kosturik@halton.ca