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August 19, 2002
Media Advisory: Scouts Canada to recognize role of Toronto EMS in local Scouting movement
Emergency Medical Services - Toronto Scouting is paying tribute to Toronto EMS
for the dedication and support it has shown the Scouting movement in the city.
Since 1999, Toronto EMS has worked diligently with Scouts Canada officials to
develop joint programs aimed at youth with an interest in emergency medicine.
Toronto's MedVents (Medical Venturers) are Scouts Canada vocational venturer
companies (men and women aged 14 to 17) and rover crews (men and women aged 18
to 26) operating in Downsview and Scarborough.

Date: Tuesday, August 20
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Toronto EMS Headquarters
4330 Dufferin St.

Toronto EMS made the original application to Scouts Canada National Council for
a charter to sponsor this first-ever Toronto vocational venturer group in 1999.
MedVent members receive advanced first aid and CPR training from Toronto EMS
paramedics and are oriented to Toronto EMS divisional functions so that Medical
Venturer Response Teams can be integrated into any Toronto EMS event. For
example, MedVents assisted EMS Paramedics and staffed first aid stations at
World Youth Day events at Exhibition Place and Downsview Park. As members of
Scouts Canada, MedVents also provide first aid coverage for Scout gatherings in
the GTA.

Recently, Scouts Canada Toronto Division adopted the Toronto EMS First Aid/CPR
training program for use with all Toronto Scout sections.

Members of the Medical Venturers and Rovers groups will be on hand, as well as
top Toronto Scouting and EMS officials, for this special thank you

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