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November 14, 2008
Two hundred and fifty children to learn lifesaving First Aid skills at Toronto EMS
Two hundred and fifty co-ed Cubs aged 8-10 will come together to earn their First Aid badges at Toronto Emergency Services (EMS) Headquarters on Saturday, November 15.

Volunteers aged 14-25 from the 1st Downsview Medical Venturers and Rovers (MedVents) will lead the participants through seven topics. The children will be introduced to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and will be trained in how to call 9-1-1 and how to treat wounds, burns, heat exposure and hypothermia.

The 1st Downsview MedVents are a co-ed Scouts Canada youth group sponsored by Toronto EMS. Toronto EMS paramedics volunteer their time to support the MedVents by providing emergency first response training. The MedVents will share their training with their younger colleagues and help them earn their First Aid badges.

Date: Saturday, November 15
Times: 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 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 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.

Media contacts:
Jerry Crawford, Toronto EMS MedVents Co-ordinator, 416-392-2075, 416-527-1255 (cell),
Lyla Miller, Toronto EMS Media Relations, 416-392-2255, 416-708-8124 (cell),



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