Residents invited to celebrate Halton’s first Paramedic Day

Residents invited to celebrate Halton’s first Paramedic Day

Release Date: May 26, 2017

Halton residents are invited to the first Halton Paramedic Day on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the Halton paramedics who help keep our community safe and healthy.

To mark this year's Paramedic Week, Halton Region is opening up its Paramedic Headquarters at the Woodlands Operation Centre, 1179 Bronte Road in Oakville for a special, behind-the-scenes experience for the whole family.

"Every day Halton's paramedics help save lives across our community and I'm grateful to them for the important role they play in treating the emergency medical needs of our residents," said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. "Recently, Halton's paramedics were recognized as some of the best in the country and they continually impress me with their skills, experience and compassion for our residents and community. Thanks to their diligence, Halton remains a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire."

The Paramedic Day event will give the public a unique experience to learn more about Halton's Paramedic Services as they participate in a variety of activities including emergency vehicle tours, a tactical paramedic display, a bike medic display, hands-on CPR lessons, an interactive bike helmet safety station, local food trucks and more.

Halton Region's Paramedic Services operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Halton paramedics provide pre-hospital care to residents in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. The service is comprised of over 220 full and part-time paramedics with a fleet of 34 emergency response vehicles. Every year, Halton paramedics respond to more than 50,000 calls and transport almost 30,000 people, ensuring the community gets the care it needs when people are at their most vulnerable.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 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, dial 311 or visit Halton Region's website at halton.ca.

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Media Contact:
Heather Burnett
Communications Specialist
Halton Region
905-825-6000, ext. 7763
1-866-442-5866
Heather.Burnett@halton.ca