Late last week the City of Kawartha Lakes welcomed two new deputy paramedic chiefs to the Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Services team. Sara Johnston and Patricia Bromfield will begin their new roles for the municipality effective January 13.
However, why has the City hired two deputy chiefs for this position when it only had one before?
Beginning next week, Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service will welcome two new Deputy Chiefs to their team. Sara Johnston and Patricia Bromfield will begin their new roles for the municipality effective January 13.
At the June 21 City of Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Recruitment Ceremony, the focus shifted briefly from 11 new recruits to a group of citizens present at an emergency in Cambray. When Ronald Goodhand collapsed from a heart attack at the four corners, citizens took action until the paramedics arrived.
Some directed traffic, some communicated with the 911 operator, some notified family, and one started CPR. Goodhand was revived and transported by ambulance to Ross Memorial Hospital.
Vulnerable seniors in Kawartha Lakes may get the help they need after Kawartha Lakes City Council endorsed the idea of a three-month pilot run by local paramedics.
Mayor Andy Letham brought forward the proposed project idea by Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service today after the Local Health Integration twice turned the paramedics down for $25,000 to fund the pilot.
A spring storm threatened but never delivered on preventing more than 200 students — and many more members of the public — from experiencing the tenth anniversary of Paramedics in the Park in Lindsay.
School teachers from nearby schools descended at Victoria Park with their students to experience education stations on CPR, what to expect when you call 911, severe allergies and Epi Pens, Tick Talk, and basic wound dressing.
May 31 marks the tenth anniversary of “Paramedics in the Park,” which began as a way to educate the public about City of Kawartha Lakes Paramedics and their partners at the police and fire departments.
According to Deputy Chief of Paramedics, Derek Brown, “It was an opportunity to let the public see our equipment and meet some paramedics when they weren’t in an emergency.”
“For years we had been meeting students in their classrooms but we felt it was a great opportunity to invite the children to come to Victoria Park, experience some fun in the outdoors towards the end of the school year, and really get to interact with us.”
Gene Pugliese and Mike Neville, two Kawartha Lakes paramedics, recently walked away with exemplary service medals from the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs 2017 annual general meeting in Ottawa.
The exemplary service medal recognizes pre-hospital emergency medical service professionals who have performed their duties in an exemplary manner, with the highest standard of good conduct, industry and efficiency for more than 20 years.