May 26, 2017
EDMONTON – National Paramedic Services Week (May 28-June 3) honours the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession and recognizes the professionals who provide this vital public service. The week also offers an opportunity to better understand the importance of EMS within the healthcare system and our communities.
The week’s national theme is Paramedics: Always In Service.
EMS providers across the province will be celebrating National Paramedic Services Week in a variety of ways. EMS would like to invite the public to five EMS Fleet Days open house events:
Tuesday, May 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ATB building, Edmonton
10025 Jasper Ave.
Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
West Edmonton Mall
Open houses will offer interactive ambulance tours and demonstrations of medical equipment. Equipment and teams on display will include apparatus from the Fort McMurray wildfire response, Canada first Stroke Ambulance, a medical support vehicle, a power-lift stretcher ambulance, dispatch simulation and a field hospital.
The public may call 780-394-4253 with any enquiries about the events. Edmonton Zone EMS paramedics respond to more than 157,000 requests for service annually.
Calgary Zone EMS paramedics respond to more than 164,000 requests for service annually.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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For media inquiries, contact:
Alex Campbell, EMT-P
Public Education Officer, Alberta Health Services