Paramedic Services Week: on the Pandemic’s Front Line

Posted On Monday May 25, 2020

The theme for Paramedic Services Week 2020 is Pandemic: Paramedics on the Front Line and demonstrates the important role that paramedics play on the front lines of the healthcare system during a pandemic.

During a global pandemic health emergency, paramedics play an integral role on the front lines of healthcare. Paramedics are often an early point of contact when residents access health care.

From May 24 to 30, the City of Cornwall will take to social media to share messages of support for paramedics, as well as information for residents to better understand the role Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services play in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keep an eye out for…

  • A demonstration of how paramedics put on personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Paramedics explaining what it’s like to work during a pandemic
  • Words of gratitude and support from residents

Young artists are encouraged to print, colour, and display the attached PDF (see below) in their front window in support of local paramedics.

“I could not be prouder of our team,” said Paramedic Chief Bill Lister. “Paramedics have stepped up, whether that’s adapting to new PPE requirements, learning swabbing techniques, or managing the additional stress that comes with working during a pandemic.”

“Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry residents are served by an exceptionally capable team of paramedics,” said Mayor Bernadette Clement. “On behalf of this community, I would like to express my thanks to paramedics for their service throughout the year.”

Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services is made up of Advanced Care Paramedics, Primary Care Paramedics, Community Paramedics, logistics staff, administrative staff, and doffing assistants, all of whom play a critical role in the service provided to our community.

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