Everyone invited to Paramedics in the Park event
“This event is the perfect opportunity to come out and meet many of our paramedic and emergency services staff. This year we are recognizing citizens who have stepped in to aid other members of the community prior to Paramedics arriving on scene,” comments Paramedic Services Chief Keith Kirkpatrick. A recognition presentation will commence at noon with Mayor Andy Letham in attendance.
Enjoy a barbeque lunch from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm which includes a burger, sausage or hot dog meal for $5. All funds raised go to support the Paramedic Memorial Monument in Ottawa, which is in remembrance of those who have given their lives for their service. Boston Pizza Lindsay is generously donating the food for this event.
“We can always count on strong support from the community,” said Chief Kirkpatrick. “This is our way of connecting with the community while raising money to salute those who have lost their lives in service to others.”
The event also features a number of displays and demonstrations all in support of the 2016 Paramedic Week theme – “Paramedics: Expanding Care”.
Over 300 school children are anticipated to take part in interactive learning stations provided by the City’s other emergency services such as Fire and Police services. They will learn about CPR, defibrillators, how to call 9-1-1, choking, how to recognize a life threatening allergy and how to respond, bike & helmet safety, concussion and brain safety, fire prevention and an ambulance tour.
Paramedics in the Park – CPR practice
For more information please contact:
Administrative Assistant Paramedic Service