CALGARY, May 24, 2013 /CNW/ - The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada officially
proclaim May 26 - June 1, 2013 National EMS Week Awareness Week. This week salutes the men and women of Canada's Emergency Medical Services. In
celebration of the lifelong dedication to their work that keep
Canadians safe every day, we officially recognize this week as an
opportunity to provide our Paramedic services across the country an
opportunity to proudly showcase their profession.
This year's National EMS Awareness Week theme is: EMS - Health Care in Motion, 'Soins de Sante, en movement.' Whether full-time or part-time, rural or urban, ground, air, or
industrial based, paramedics across Canada are available and ready to
respond to emergencies twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Adopting innovative programs, such as Community Paramedics, designed to
reduce strain on healthcare systems by treating patients in their own
homes- truly reflects EMS is Health Care in Motion.
The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada represent over 30,000 paramedics from
coast to coast. Paramedics are the third largest health care provider
group in Canada. They serve on the front lines of health care in every
community across our nation providing essential care. They are a
reliable and constant presence in Canada's remote rural areas as well
as our largest urban cities. Every day, the efforts of our frontline
paramedics, EMS Communications staff, and EMS support staff make a
difference to someone in their community.
The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada President, Darren Sandbeck states,
"Paramedics are the emergency arm of healthcare and the healthcare arm
in an emergency". Emergency Medical Services personnel are the only
profession that still makes house calls, protecting the public and
safety of the community each and every day. On behalf of the Paramedic
Chiefs of Canada, I am proud to officially proclaim May 26 - June 1,
2013 National EMS Awareness Week."
Numerous activities are planned for EMS services across the country
highlighting the work of our Paramedics. Please join us applauding the
outstanding work of our Paramedics across the country.
Media are invited to join PCC President Darren Sandbeck at a National
EMS Awareness Week launch event in Calgary, Alberta, on May 26th. Mr. Sandbeck will be available for interview regarding this
proclamation and celebration plans for National EMS Awareness Week.
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SOURCE: Paramedic Chiefs of Canada
For further information:
Please contact the Calgary Metro EMS media line for more information: 403-955-9668, or Kelly Nash, Executive Director of Paramedics Chiefs of Canada (403) 463-1210