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Paramedic Services Week 2017

Always in Service​

 The County of Simcoe, along with the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada is pleased to recognize Paramedic Services Week across Canada May 28 to June 3, 2017.  National Paramedic Services Week celebrates the caring professional paramedics in Canada.  Local recognition of this week facilitates efforts to inform and educate the public about the paramedic profession as well as relevant public safety and health information.

Every year, a different theme is used in the Paramedic Services Week promotional material:  this year's theme is "Always in Service."


Local activities planned for the week include:

Paramedic for a Day Swearing-In Ceremony

When: May 23, 2017 - 9 a.m. (beginning of County Council)

Location: County of Simcoe Administration Centre

County of Simcoe Paramedic Services will be swearing in the Honourary Paramedic for a Day contest winner, Heidi Flood, a Grade 5 student from St. Paul's Catholic School. Heidi will take part in a number of activities throughout the day.


Meet the Fleet Day

When: Saturday May 27, 2017 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Simcoe County Museum

This is a family-friendly event, where residents will be provided with tours of our Paramedic Services vehicles, including ambulances, rapid response units, mobile command unit, UTV, public access defibrillator vehicle and more. Staff will be on-site to answer questions, lead tours and educate the public about the field of Paramedic Services.


Mall Display

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Location: Georgian Mall, Barrie

Residents can learn more about Paramedic Services through ambulance tours, equipment displays and demonstrations as well as information on our Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program information, File of Life and Community Paramedicine initiatives.


Stretcher Push – Supporting Radio for Cardiology

When: Thursday, June 1, 2017

County of Simcoe Paramedics will push a stretcher from Midland to Midhurst to raise money and awareness for the Radio for Cardiology Campaign. This charitable event is being run in partnership with Larche Communications Inc. Donations will be accepted at key locations throughout the run including the Gateway to Elmvale and at the County of Simcoe Administration Centre.

For more details on this, please check out our Community Events and News page.

The route will be as follows:

  • 5:45 a.m. start at 104.1 The Dock" Cranston Crescent Midland
  • Hwy. 12 west
  • Hwy. 93 south
  • Hwy. 27 west/south to Elmvale (estimated arrival at Gateway to Elmvale 11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
  • Hwy. 26 west to County of Simcoe Administration Centre (estimated arrival 4-5 p.m.)



Save a Life CPR Day in Partnership with the Heart and Stoke Foundation

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Lampman Lane Community Centre, Barrie 

Free to the public CPR/AED training session. To register visit