On behalf or the Board of Directors, members and staff of the Ontario Provincial Police Association I take this opportunity to salute our paramedic partners on the occasion of Paramedic Services Week May 23-29, 2021. Our paramedics are always at the ready and routinely called to assist people, including our members, often during very trying and traumatic circumstances.

Paramedics save lives, and we are grateful. We are especially grateful of your service during the Covid-19 Pandemic, where you have faced unprecedented challenges to keep yourselves and your families safe while helping others. Thank you for your service and dedication.

I urge you this week to take some time to follow the information being presented this week on the theme of “Paramedic As Educator – Citizen Ready”. You can follow along and learn about the information each day on the ParamedicChiefs.ca website.

Monday – Activation of 911
Tuesday – Control the Bleeding
Wednesday – High Performance CPR
Thursday – Opioid Overdoses
Friday – Emergency Preparedness (the first 72 hours)
Saturday – Paramedic Services Recognition Day

Rob Stinson ~ President and CEO
Ontario Provincial Police Association