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Region of Durham Paramedic Service

Community Education Initiatives

The staff and management team at Region of Durham Paramedic Service recognize the importance of educating people in the community about the role of the Region of Durham Paramedic Service in the promotion of health and wellness, out-of-hospital medical care and emergency preparedness and response. Our paramedics and management team members dedicate many hours of their time to proactively offer independent and cooperative community education programs on injury and accident prevention and health promotion initiatives.

Region of Durham Paramedic Service participates in a number of community education initiatives including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Annual EMS Day Display and Demonstration at the CNE
  • Bring Your Child to Work Day participant
  • Clarington Family Safety Day
  • Whitby Family Safety Day
  • Durham College/UOIT Emergency First Response Team
  • Durham Regional Police Service - Drinking and Driving Prevention Program
  • Racing Against Drugs
  • Scouts Canada
  • Secondary School Co-operative Education Program
  • Youth Substance Abuse Coalition

Medical Venturers (MedVents)

Medical Ventures LogoThe Region of Durham Paramedic Service MedVents program is designed to introduce young people to the paramedic work environment and provide them with orientation and vocational education relative to the paramedic profession. The program also encourages youth to obtain basic CPR and first aid training and education, and helps to foster an interest in EMS and community service.

Youth members participating in Region of Durham Paramedic Service MedVents range in age from 14-years old to mid-20s. Adult scouting advisors are also involved in the program. Region of Durham Paramedic Service paramedics act as volunteer instructors and participants have access to EMS equipment and supplies for training and demonstrations.

If you interested in learning more about our community education initiatives or the Medical Venturers program, please contact Region of Durham Paramedic Service.