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November 15, 2007
Media Advisory - Toronto EMS hosts 200 Guides and Cubs for First Aid Day
Two hundred Guides and Cubs will earn their First Aid badges at Toronto Emergency Services (EMS) Headquarters on Saturday, November 17.

Volunteers aged 14-25 from the 1st Downsview Medical Venturers and Rovers (MedVents) will lead the participants through seven topics. They will learn skills, including CPR, how to call 9-1-1, and how to treat wounds, burns, heat exposure and hypothermia.

The MedVents are a Scouts Canada group sponsored by Toronto EMS. Toronto EMS paramedics volunteer their time to support the MedVents by providing emergency first response training. This Saturday, qualified MedVents will share their training with their younger colleagues by helping them earn their First Aid badges.

Date: Saturday, November 17
Times: 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Toronto EMS Headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St. (access via Lodestar Rd., off Steeprock Dr.)

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:

Jerry Crawford, Toronto EMS MedVents Co-ordinator, 416-392-2075, 416-527-1255 (cell),
Dave Ralph, Toronto EMS Community Safeguard Services, 416-392-2197, 416-523-4512 (cell),



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