Halton Region honours paramedics and bystanders for saving lives

Halton Region honours paramedics and bystanders for saving lives

Release Date: Oct 6, 2017

On Thursday, October 5, Halton Region hosted the fourth Celebration of Life Awards and honoured the Advanced Care Paramedic graduates. The Celebration of Life Awards recognized the contribution of paramedics and citizens for saving the lives of Halton residents. The Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) Graduation Ceremony honoured six graduates for advancing their lifesaving skills.

“Every day, Halton’s dedicated paramedics are working in our community to save lives and provide responsive pre-hospital care to hundreds of individuals,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “The Celebration of Life Awards and the Advanced Care Paramedic Graduation Ceremony gives us an opportunity to recognize our paramedics and the bystanders who help them keep our community safe. We are grateful for the commitment of these brave individuals in protecting our residents’ safety, health and well-being.”

Halton Region’s Paramedic Services operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing 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. To learn more about Halton Region’s paramedics, please visit halton.ca/paramedics.

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, call 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