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Region of Durham Paramedic Services celebrates Paramedic Services Week

WHITBY, ON May 29, 2017 - The Region of Durham Paramedic Services (RDPS) is honouring National Paramedic Services Week, May 28 to June 3, by recognizing the contribution of paramedics, both locally and nationwide, who dedicate their lives to supporting our communities.

Celebrating the theme, “Always in Service”, our local paramedics will observe the week by hosting an open house on June 3 at RDPS headquarters, 4040 Anderson St., Whitby, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is available just north at the Hebron Christian Reformed Church at 4240 Anderson St. This event is free and all are welcome.

“The open house will provide our community with an opportunity to interact with paramedics, check out the vehicles and equipment, and attempt some life-saving skills,” explained Gary Lewis, Superintendent, Quality and Development for RDPS. “The live scenarios with paramedics responding to an emergency will give an up-close look at what happens at the scene of an incident.”

This event will also include prizes, mini-golf, a teddy bear clinic and an Oshawa built 1933 McLaughlin/Buick ambulance supplied by McIntosh-Anderson-Kellam Funeral Home.

The RDPS is a division of the Durham Region Health Department. As one of the largest paramedic services in Ontario, RDPS is the sole certified ambulance operator for Durham Region. The service consists of more than 300 advanced care and primary care paramedics that respond from 10 paramedic stations located throughout Durham.

For more information about RDPS, please visit You can also connect with the Health Department through RDPS @durhamparamedic on Twitter.

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The Regional Municipality of Durham
Glendene Collins - Health Department, 905-668-7711 ext. 2999 or

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