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Durham Region
Region of Durham Paramedic Service

Region of Durham Paramedic Service Fleet

Our organization has 26 front line ambulance vehicles, 9 spare ambulance vehicles, 6 Rapid Response vehicles, 3 Emergency Response and Command vehicles, Emergency Support Units, Logistics trucks and administrative support vehicles.

Ambulance
Ambulance

Ambulances

Region of Durham Paramedic Service optimally deploys a state of the art fleet of 22 ambulances staffed by one Advanced Care Paramedic and one Primary Care Paramedic to respond to requests for out of hospital medical care in our community.

Rapid Response Vehicles

The goal of the "Rapid Response Program" is to decrease response times for highly skilled paramedics responding to emergent requests for service to meet or exceed Provincial response time standards and guidelines in order to enhance the delivery of out-of-hospital medical care in the community.

Rapid Response Vehicle
Rapid Response Vehicle

In addition, the "Rapid Response Vehicles" (RRV) will provide paramedic resources to support Primary or Advanced Care Paramedic ambulance crews responding to requests for service under certain situations where additional paramedic resources are deemed beneficial. Region of Durham Paramedic Service currently deploys up to six Rapid Response Vehicles, each staffed with one Primary Care Paramedic, to strategic locations throughout the Region to maximize their effectiveness during peak service demand hours.

Emergency Response and Command Vehicle
Emergency Response and
Command Vehicle

Emergency Response and Command Vehicles

The Emergency Response and Command vehicles are each staffed by a Primary or Advanced Care Paramedic Operations Superintendent. These individuals are an integral component of the Region of Durham Paramedic Service leadership team mandated to provide day to day operational management and leadership for their platoon of Primary and Advanced Care paramedics, community and allied services liaison, incident management and contingency emergency response options.

Emergency Support Truck
Emergency Support Truck

Emergency Support Units (ESU)

The Region of Durham continues to experience significant population growth and service demand. This unprecedented growth in population density coupled with demographic shifts, industrial growth, environmental changes and the overall geographic size of the Region requires ongoing contingency and emergency preparedness planning in the event of a large scale emergency incident.

ESU Trailer
ESU Trailer

4x6 ATV
4x6 ATV

Region of Durham Paramedic Service is an integral component of the diversified emergency response network in the Region of Durham. Our service continues to enhance and refine Emergency Support vehicle resources to ensure that we are able to provide the Region of Durham community with adequate EMS response options to any emergency incident and/or request for service. The ESU vehicles are custom designed to enhance mobile incident command capabilities while concurrently being able to carry a large quantity of medical supplies and equipment to support a large ambulance and RRV responses as well as provide alternative access response options to provide EMS service for large crowd and/or limited access incidents.

Logistics Vehicle
Logistics Vehicle

Logistics Vehicles

Region of Durham Paramedic Service must ensure that each ambulance, RRV and paramedic station is adequately equipped with appropriate contingency medical equipment and supplies in order to provide uninterrupted clinical and customer service excellence. The logistics unit also facilitates preventative maintenance and repair for all conveyance equipment, oxygen delivery systems, cardiac monitors and other vital equipment and is a vital contingency resource option in the event of a large scale incident.