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June 15, 2006
Diverse new class of Paramedics and Emergency Medical Dispatchers begin their careers savings lives in Toronto
Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will welcome 59 new staff members at our Graduation Ceremony for newly-hired Level One Paramedics and Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) tomorrow night at Denison Armouries.

The new Paramedics and EMDs being welcomed into the Toronto EMS family have diverse personal and educational backgrounds which reflect our city’s diversity. This marks the second time that the new paramedic class has contained a greater number of women than men. Twenty-five of the 46 paramedic recruits are women, as are nine of the thirteen new EMDs.

Date: Friday, June 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Denison Armouries
1 Yukon Lane (south off Sheppard Avenue, west of Allen Road)

The graduates will be welcomed to the service by Toronto EMS Honourary Chief, Maj-Gen. Richard Rohmer, EMS Chief and General Manager Bruce Farr, and Dr. Richard Verbeek of Sunnybrook-Osler Centre for Prehospital Care.

These new highly-trained paramedics were successful in completing Toronto EMS intensive orientation process after finishing a two-year paramedic program at community college. The new EMDs completed an eighteen week internal training program and are now certified with the International Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch.

Members of the media are invited to the ceremony and to speak to graduating paramedics and dispatchers, several of whom will be available for interviews.

Media contacts:
Larry Roberts, Co-ordinator, Media Relations and Communications, 416-392-2255
Peter Macintyre, Manager, Community Safeguard Services, 416-392-2069



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