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May 18, 2004
Advanced Life Support Paramedics - Saving lives in Toronto for 20 years!
  
As part of EMS Week celebrations, Toronto Emergency Medical Services is
honouring the 20th anniversary of the graduation of the first class of Advanced
Life Support (ALS) Paramedics in Toronto.

The 1984 graduates of the first Toronto ALS class represented a huge step in
the evolution of the paramedic profession in Canada. Providing advanced life
support in the field, to patients in their homes and on the street, brought the
emergency department to the patient. Many people who would have died otherwise
survived their injuries or illnesses because of the enhanced interventions
offered by ALS paramedics.

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Place: Emergency Services Headquarters - Atrium, 4330 Dufferin St.

Reporters are invited to watch a scenario demonstrating ALS paramedic skills
and to meet and interview members of the 1984 ALS graduating class about their
experiences on the road. Of the 27 graduates, twenty have confirmed their
attendance for tomorrow’s event.

Media Contacts:

Larry Roberts, Coordinator, Toronto EMS Media Relations,
416-392-2255
Peter Macintyre, Manager, Toronto EMS Community Safeguard Services,
416-392-2069



 

 

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