TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Emergency Medical Services Chief
Paul Raftis and Councillor Cesar Palacio (Ward 17 Davenport) hosted a
community open house this evening for the official opening of Ambulance
Station 30 in Toronto.
The event was attended by community residents and many of the 22
paramedics who work out of the station. Residents were able to meet the
paramedics, tour the station, an ambulance and other emergency medical
"I am very pleased to be able to co-host this event with Toronto EMS and
also to be able to share a look behind the scenes of paramedicine with
the residents of Ward 17," said Councillor Palacio. "It's wonderful to
be able to personally meet and to thank these dedicated paramedics who
save lives and who help people in our community every day."
Chief Paul Raftis said, "The community is well served by these highly
skilled medical professionals, and I am very proud of their work.
Toronto EMS paramedics have been trained to deal with every type of
medical emergency that residents may experience."
Chief Raftis and Councillor Palacio presented long-service medals to
several employees, recognizing their years of outstanding service to
A charity barbecue was held as part of the event and funds were raised
in support of Toronto EMS's Scouts Canada Medical Venturer program.
Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's
government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence,
creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size
and cost of government and building a transportation city. For
information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto
residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days
SOURCE: City of Toronto
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