Residents are invited to come out to celebrate Halton’s paramedics at our third annual Paramedic Day on Saturday, June 1 at Woodlands Operations Centre (1179 Bronte Road). With more than 1,500 residents attending each year, Paramedic Day is a great opportunity to meet Halton’s paramedics and learn more about what they do. Bring the whole family to explore emergency vehicles, learn about CPR and AEDs, try on some tactical equipment or chat with the Region’s paramedics to hear their stories. The event, part of Paramedic Services Week (May 26 to June 1), will run rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We are fortunate to have highly trained paramedics who work hard to help keep our community safe every day,” said Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair. “They perform life-saving skills, educate residents on important health and safety practices and work around the clock to provide urgent medical care to residents when they need it most.”
Halton has more than 270 paramedics who respond to more than 50,000 calls and transport more than 30,000 patients annually. Operating from 12 ambulance stations, they provide pre-hospital care to residents in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville.
Learn more about Paramedic Day and Halton Region’s Paramedic Services at halton.ca.
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves 570,000 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.