Come face to face with emergency vehicles during Oakville’s annual Paramedic Day


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A free open house to celebrate Paramedic Services Week will be held in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills.

Paramedic Day is a free family event with bouncy castles, face painting, crafts and more. Participants will have the opportunity to sit on a support vehicle and try on some tactical gear.

“I am proud of our dedicated paramedics and the vital work they do in our community to keep us safe and healthy,” said Halton Regional Chairman Gary Carr.

“We can always count on them to provide life-saving medical care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Paramedic Day is a way we can thank them for all they do as we celebrate Paramedic Services Week together.”

Paramedic Day is an opportunity to meet the team of highly qualified medical professionals and learn more about their lifesaving work in the community.

Every year, Halton Paramedics responds to more than 50,000 calls and transports almost 30,000 people, treating patients on site and en route to hospital.

They also deliver vital community programs including the Community Paramedicine Program in partnership with other health agencies, and lifesaving and emergency training for residents and businesses across Halton.

During Paramedic Day there are various activities for everyone, including:

  • meeting with members of the Paramedical Services team
  • checking emergency vehicles and equipment
  • learning the basics of CPR
  • enjoy children’s activities including bouncy castles, face painting and crafts
  • grab a bite to eat at local food vendors (fees apply).

The event will take place on Saturday, May 25 from 10am to 3pm at the Woodlands Operations Centre, 1179 Bronte Rd. in Oakville and will take place rain or shine.

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