A Few Things to Think About When the Snow Flies
Ensure address number and emergency 911 sign (if applicable) is clearly visible from roadway.
Maintain a home emergency preparedness kit and have access to adequate supply of medications.
Consider using walk-in clinics or family physicians for assessment and treatment of minor ailments versus emergency departments.
Shovelling is a high exertion activity. If shovelling, take frequent breaks, avoid bending at the back, pace yourself and keep hydrated.
If you have a high risk medical condition (i.e. heart disease), consider seeking help from neighbours or snow removal companies instead of shovelling yourself.
While shovelling, if you experience chest discomfort or pain, shortness of breath or symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, call 911 immediately.
Keep driveways and walkways clear of snow and ice for Paramedics to quickly access homes.
Exceptional County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Staff Recognized
On Tuesday, October 8, 2013 following County Council, the County of Simcoe recognized the accomplishments of four staff members at a special ceremony, who were inducted into the Duncan Green Arboretum. The Duncan Green Arboretum focuses on three categories; Mentoring, Exceptional Service, and Length of Service.
Brad Richelle, a paramedic for the County of Simcoe, was honoured and recognized for his exceptional mentoring.
Duncan Green, the County of Simcoe’s first Chief Administrative Officer, joined the County in 1976 as Treasurer and served as CAO from 1982 until his retirement in 1997. County Councillors established the Duncan Green Arboretum in 1998 in his honour to recognize contributions of current and former employees. Upon induction, a tree on the County Administration Centre property is designated to honour the inductee and a commemorative plaque is placed beside it.
County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Staff Awarded Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal
The Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal, created on July 7, 1994, recognizes professionals in the provision of pre-hospital emergency medical services to the public, who have performed their duties in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency. This is not a long service award but an exemplary service award with a long service requirement.
On September 26th in Richmond Hill, the following recipients received this award and recognition.
County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Staff Awarded
We also have two Paramedics who will be receiving the N. H. McNally award of Bravery. This award recognizes acts of conspicuous bravery by paramedics in the performance of their duties. It was established in 1976 to honour its namesake who many consider the “father” of the Ontario ambulance system. Recipients of this award is Craig Hassberger and Stephen Hagerman.
Event details : On Wednesday March 5 2008 at about 4 AM – While returning to the Stroud area travelling through South Barrie, Craig Hassberger and Stephen Hagerman happened upon a taxi cab in the middle of the street. The taxi driver was being assaulted by a man. The paramedics called for police and intervened to assist. They Stopped cabbie assault, chased and detained the perpetrator for police and rendered care to the victim.