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April 25, 2005
Toronto EMS Paramedics heading back to Sri Lanka for tsunami relief
  
Two Toronto EMS paramedics are heading back to Sri Lanka tomorrow as part of a
David McAntony Gibson Foundation effort to train medical staff working with
landmine clearance teams in tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka.

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: Toronto Emergency Services Headquarters 4330 Dufferin St. (access via
Lodestar Rd., off Steeprock Dr.)

Toronto EMS Paramedic Rahul Singh and Bruce Farr, EMS Chief and General
Manager, will be on hand to speak to the media tomorrow at headquarters.
Paramedic Rob Selfridge, who was part of the team that went to Sri Lanka in
November 2003 and Siem Riep, Cambodia this past January is the second Toronto
EMS Paramedic to take part in the mission.

The David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF) has entered into an agreement with
the Mines Advisory Group (MAG - http://www.magclearsmines.org) in which the
Toronto Paramedics will train landmine clearance paramedics in trauma
management and equip them with donated medical supplies. The team will land in
Colombo and proceed to training sites in Baticoloa and Killinochee, Sri Lanka
over the next three weeks.

For more information on the David McAntony Gibson Foundation, see
http://www.dmgf.org.



 

 

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