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May 20, 2008
Media invited to experience a day in the life of a paramedic
Media invited to experience a day in the life of a paramedic

Toronto EMS will host a media day on Wednesday, May 21. Journalists can witness paramedics simulating an emergency medical scenario, and will have a chance to try out a number of paramedic skills, including chest compressions, intubation, and starting an IV. They will also get the chance to drive an ambulance or other EMS vehicle on the Toronto EMS’ training skid pad.

Members of the media will also have an opportunity to make a mock 911 call answered by an Emergency Medical Dispatcher, and to try out an Automated External Defibrillator.

Paramedics and Emergency Medical Dispatchers will be available for interviews, and Toronto EMS Chief Bruce Farr will welcome the media at 11 a.m.

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 more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Date: Wednesday, May 21
Time: 11 a.m. (note: this has been changed from 10:30 a.m.)
Location: 4330 Dufferin St. (enter from Lodestar Rd.)

Media contact: Lyla Miller, Toronto EMS Media Relations, 416-392-2255,



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