September 13, 2016
Survivor of cardiac arrest to attend reopening of Toronto station and meet paramedics who saved him

Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth) and Toronto Paramedic Services Chief Paul Raftis will officially reopen 43 Station and ask recent cardiac-arrest survivor Robert Cummings to share his story.

Date: Wednesday, September 14
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: 126 Pape Ave. near Queen Street East. No parking is available at the station but there is limited street parking.

Cummings is alive today thanks to the quick thinking of his wife Jennifer and the assistance of Toronto Paramedic Services paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers who responded when the 52-year-old resident suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in August. At this event, Cummings will meet the paramedics who saved him.

The paramedic station is re-opening after a recent refurbishment.

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