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August 27, 2008
Media Advisory - Meet Toronto’s paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers at the CNE
EMS Day at the Canadian National Exhibition is an opportunity for the public to meet the paramedics and Emergency Medical Dispatchers who respond to 9-1-1 calls in Toronto and learn about the important work they do to keep communities safe. Emergency Medical Service staff from southern Ontario will be on hand with vehicles, equipment and interactive activities for people of all ages. Visitors will be invited to tour an ambulance, make a practice 9-1-1 call and perform lifesaving medical skills on a high-fidelity training mannequin under the guidance of a Toronto EMS paramedic.

Date: Thursday, August 28
Time: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: EMS Community Village, Canadian National Exhibition (on Manitoba Drive, west of the Food Building and east of the EMS station)

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



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