Halton Region honoured Advanced Care Paramedic Graduates

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Halton Region honoured Advanced Care Paramedic Graduates
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Gary Carr

Gary Carr

In 2006, Gary was elected to the position of Regional Chair at the Regional Municipality of Halton, and was re-elected to the position in 2010. Gary sits on the Standing Committees of Health and Social Services, Administration and Finance, and Planning and Public Works, in addition to a number of Advisory Committees. Gary is also a member of the board for the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, and served on the Halton Regional Police Services Board and Metrolinx.

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On Thursday, October 5, 2017 Halton Region hosted the fourth Celebration of Life Awards and honoured the Advanced Care Paramedic graduates. The Celebration of Life Awards recognized the contribution of paramedics and citizens for saving the lives of Halton residents. The Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) Graduation Ceremony honoured six graduates for advancing their lifesaving skills.

Every day, Halton’s dedicated paramedics are working in our community to save lives and provide responsive pre-hospital care to hundreds of individuals. The Celebration of Life Awards and the Advanced Care Paramedic Graduation Ceremony gives us an opportunity to recognize our paramedics and the bystanders who help them keep our community safe. We are grateful for the commitment of these brave individuals in protecting our residents’ safety, health and well-being.

Halton Region’s Paramedic Services operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing care to residents in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. The service is comprised of over 220 full and part-time paramedics with a fleet of 34 emergency response vehicles. Every year, Halton paramedics respond to more than 50,000 calls and transport almost 30,000 people, ensuring the community gets the care it needs when people are at their most vulnerable. To learn more about Halton Region’s paramedics, please visit halton.ca/paramedics.

Advanced Care Paramedic Information:
The Advanced Care Paramedic college program is designed to provide paramedics with advanced knowledge and skills for practicing emergency health care and to prepare them to function as a leader in emergency situations. Graduates of the program will have demonstrated the ability to safely and competently care for patients of all ages and administer advanced medical treatment measures.

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The program is comprised of:

  1. classroom instruction,
  2. skills and patient simulation labs,
  3. clinical placement and
  4. field placement.

Requirements:

  1. Two-year Ontario College Primary Care Paramedic diploma, and a current Advanced Emergency Medical Care Attendant (A-EMCA) license or equivalent
  2. A minimum 2,000 hours or 1 year experience in an urban EMS setting, or equivalent, is required.

Sources: Halton Region, Georgian College

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