Outreach, Education and Events
Paramedic Services provides service at festivals and special events, conducts education sessions for adults and children and participates in a number of activities that support the health and well-being of our community.
Paramedic Week 2020
The City of Greater Sudbury is celebrating Paramedic Week, which runs from May 24 to 30. The theme this year is Pandemic: Paramedics on the Front Line. It focuses on the important role that paramedics play on the front lines of the healthcare system during a pandemic.
We can’t celebrate with you in person this year, but we’d still love to hear from you! Send us a note on Twitter - twitter.com/CGSParamedics
Here are some pictures you can print and colour. We’d love to see your artwork when you’re done – take a photo and email it to Bobbi-Jo.Frank@greatersudbury.ca or send to us on Twitter. We’ll print it and post at our station so we can enjoy it every day!
Hands Only CPR
In an effort to improve survival rates for cardiac arrest victims, the City of Greater Sudbury with the Heart and Stroke Foundation offers free Hands Only CPR sessions to residents. Hands-Only CPR involves providing high quality chest compressions without the use of mouth-to-mouth.
Facts from the Heart and Stroke Foundation:
- Eight in 10 sudden cardiac arrest incidents occur in public places.
- The majority of people witnessing cardiac arrest do not perform CPR.
- Knowing how to respond to a cardiac arrest can increase the odds of a person’s survival and recovery by 30 per cent or more.
Paramedic Honour Guard
It is the mission of the Honour Guard to create a strong, positive public view of paramedicine and instill pride, professionalism and honour to the paramedics of the City of Greater Sudbury. Paramedic Honour Guards volunteer to participate in ceremonial and parade functions to demonstrate respect for fallen comrades of the paramedic, police, fire and military communities. Through their activity, the Honour Guard proudly represents the City of Greater Sudbury in a professional and respectful manner.
Paramedic Memorial Ride
Our paramedics participate in public awareness initiatives such as the Tour Paramedic Ride, a four-day, 500 kilometre bicycle ride with 180 paramedics from across Ontario to raise money and awareness for a proposed national memorial in the nation’s capital in honour of fallen paramedics.