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August 31, 2010
Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Paramedics and Emergency Medical Dispatchers demonstrate life saving procedures at EMS Day at the CNE
City of Toronto EMS staff along with other Ontario based EMS services, will be demonstrating life saving EMS procedures at the CNE on Thursday, September 2. See the equipment used by the Toronto EMS Marine Paramedics for water rescues. Watch life saving re-enactments highlighting the life savings skills of Toronto’s Paramedics. Tour an ambulance and a mass casualty injury bus. Practice making a 9-1-1 call just in case you might have to call for assistance.

Other interactive featured demonstrations also include learning how to help in a Sudden Cardiac Arrest by using a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), as well as finding out more about what it is like working for the emergency medical services by speaking directly with Paramedics and Emergency Medical Dispatchers.

Date: Thursday, September 2
Time: 11 a.m. opening remarks followed by life saving re-enactments by EMS paramedics.
Location: CNE grounds at the north west corner of the Food Building
Media are invited to film the life saving demonstrations and to interview paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers.

A second re-enactment will be held at 3:30 p.m. Interactive demonstrations will continue throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and will include:
- PAD/CPR demonstration
- Practice making a 9-1-1 call with our Call Centre Staff
- Marine Medic Q&A and demonstration
- Ambulance tours
- See the equipment used by Ontario Paramedics

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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Commander Dave Ralph, 416-392-2197 (o), 416-523-4512 (c),



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