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Kawartha Lakes Paramedics recognized at Paramedics in the Park event

June 2, 2017 - Paramedic Week has come to an end and Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service once again organized a very successful Paramedics in the Park event. On Thursday June 1 many students and members of the public attended the event at Victoria Park in Lindsay to enjoy a BBQ lunch supporting the Paramedic Memorial in Ottawa and to learn about many important public safety topics. The Kawartha Lakes Police Service was on site with a booth for prescription drug drop-off, while Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue Service had a fire prevention booth.

At noon, the newly formed Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Honour Guard marched into the recognition ceremony and Deputy Paramedic Chief Derek Brown presented Mayor Andy Letham with a commemorative token celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Ambulance Act in Ontario. The Mayor and Deputy Chief then recognized four paramedics whose actions at recent calls for service made a difference and ultimately, saved lives.

Paramedics Mark Oliver, Don Young, Brent Dixon and Jason Bibeau have all served the community for over 15 years, Don Young having recently retired. In recognition of their actions, Deputy Chief Derek Brown called upon two patients who recently had heart attacks and went into cardiac arrest, before being successfully resuscitated by the Paramedics and then transported to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Each of these calls for service required a number of skills from the Paramedics and resulted in positive outcomes.

Mayor Letham & Bibeau

Mayor Andy Letham recognizes Paramedics Brent Dixon and Jason Bibeau along with their cardiac patient.

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For more information please contact:

Cheri Davidson
Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing
705-324-9411 extension 1355
cdavidson@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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