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July 17, 2013
Graduation of Toronto emergency medical dispatchers and paramedics on Friday
Toronto Emergency Medical Services Chief Paul Raftis and Honorary EMS Chief Major-General Richard Rohmer will welcome 25 new paramedics and six new emergency medical dispatchers as they receive their uniform insignia and graduation certificates.

Date: Friday, July 19
Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Location: EMS headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St., Toronto

Media will be able to photograph and film the proceedings, and interviews can be arranged upon request. Parking will be available in the church parking lot off Lodestar Avenue.

The graduates have diverse cultural backgrounds and many are fluent in languages besides English. The dispatchers come with varied education and work experience.

This is the second of two graduating classes in 2013, fulfilling EMS's commitment to hire 65 new paramedics this year. The six new dispatchers are replacing staff who resigned or retired.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Kim McKinnon
Superintendent Public Information & Media Toronto EMS



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