Two new paramedic deputy chiefs for City

By Lindsay Advocate

Province keeps municipalities guessing: Is paramedic funding down or up?

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.

Sara Johnston will assume her new role as Deputy Chief, Professional Standards on Monday. Johnston began her career with Kawartha Lakes in 2002 as a Primary Care Paramedic and attained her Advanced Care Paramedic diploma in 2006.  For the past five years, Johnston has been our Commander of Quality Assurance and Education and most recently stepped in as the Acting Deputy Chief in April 2019.

Patricia Bromfield is new to the municipality and will join Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service as our new Deputy Chief, Operations. Bromfield began her career with Toronto Paramedic Service in 2005 and most recently held the position of Acting Deputy Commander with their service.

“We are grateful to have two talented and accomplished paramedics as our new Deputy Chiefs,” stated Andrew Rafton, Paramedic Chief for Kawartha Lakes.  “On behalf of the entire team, we are happy to recognize Sara’s growth and are excited to welcome Patricia to the municipality.”

–more to come


  1. Rob S says:

    A Chief and two Deputy Paramedics? No wonder we get properly tax hikes every year. Let the feeding at the trough on the tax payers dime continue.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.