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May 17, 2016
Toronto Paramedic Services to hold graduation ceremony for its new paramedics and dispatchers
Mayor John Tory, Chief Paul Raftis and Toronto Paramedic Service's Honorary Chief, Lieutenant-General Richard Rohmer, will welcome 40 paramedics and 11 emergency medical dispatchers to Toronto Paramedic Services.

Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Toronto Emergency Services headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St.
Media parking: There is no entrance to the facility off Dufferin Street. From Dufferin Street, turn west onto Steeprock Drive and proceed north on Lodestar Road. Parking is available in the church parking lot on the right.

Media are invited to attend the ceremony and interview senior staff and paramedic educators as well as graduating paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers.

The ceremony for the first graduating class of 2016 will include official remarks by Mayor Tory, Chief Raftis and Honorary Chief Rohmer, who will jointly present the graduation certificates.

New paramedic employees participate in a rigorous nine-week orientation program, involving three weeks in class and six weeks in the field. Emergency medical dispatchers complete an 18-week program. Wednesday's graduation ceremony will mark the completion of these training and orientation programs.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

Media Contact
Kim McKinnon
Toronto Paramedic Services



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