Outreach, Education and Events

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.

Hands Only CPR 

In an effort to improve survival rates for cardiac arrest victims, the City of Greater Sudbury is teaming up with the Heart and Stroke Foundation to offer free Hands Only CPR sessions to residents. Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breath and involves providing high quality chest compressions. 

To register for a free two-hour session, call the Sudbury Heart and Stroke Foundation at 705-673-2228 or email HSFO.Sudbury@heartandstroke.ca.

The sessions will take place as follows:

Date Time Place
Friday, February 23, 2018 6 p.m. Lasalle Secondary School
1545 Kennedy St., Sudbury
Saturday, February 24, 2018 1 p.m. Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre
4040 Elmview Dr., Hanmer
Sunday, February 25, 2018 1 p.m. Kinsmen Hall
15 Kin Dr., Lively
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (French) 6 p.m. Lionel E. Lalonde Centre
239 Montée Principale, Azilda
Monday March 5, 2018 6 p.m. Dowling Community Centre
79 Main St. West, Dowling
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 6 p.m. Garson Community Centre
100 Church St., Garson
Saturday, March 10, 2018 1 p.m. Lionel E. Lalonde Centre
239 Montée Principale, Azilda
Sunday, March 11, 2018 1 p.m. Chelmsford Community Centre
215 Edward Ave., Chelmsford
Monday, March 26, 2018 6 p.m. Churchill Public School
1722 Fielding St., Sudbury
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 (French) 6 p.m. Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre 
4040 Elmview Dr., Hanmer

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.