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May 16, 2005
Emergency Medical Services Week to be proclaimed at City Council
Toronto’s emergency medical services personnel are being honoured during
National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, which runs from May 15 to 21.

Mayor David Miller will read the EMS Week Proclamation at City Council,
accompanied by EMS Chief and General Manager Bruce Farr, paramedics and members
of the EMS-sponsored Scouts Canada Medical Venturers (MedVents). Following the
proclamation at Council, which will take place at 12:25 p.m. the group will
move to the Members’ Lounge for interviews.

Date: Tuesday, May 17
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Place: Toronto City Council, Members’ Lounge, 100 Queen St. W.

There are two other photo opportunities at City Hall on Tuesday.

Outside on Nathan Phillips Square, a display of Toronto EMS vehicles will be
stationed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the media can meet the paramedics
assigned to a range of Toronto EMS vehicles including a standard ambulance,
emergency response unit, gator, mountain bike and vintage 1954 Packard
ambulance. See what it’s like to be behind the wheel of one of the vehicles.

A team of Advanced Life Support Paramedics will display their lifesaving
equipment in the East Rotunda at Toronto City Hall, also from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For further information on these events or other interview opportunities during
EMS week, please call 416-392-2255 or email:

Media contacts:

Larry Roberts
Media Relations and Communications

Peter Macintyre
Community Safeguard Services



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