New casual paramedics joining Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services
After a rigorous recruitment process, 12 new casual paramedics have joined Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services.
The new recruits are on their last leg of orientation, and will soon be on the road to save lives and provide care for ill or injured patients. This last leg involves spending time working with a supervisor.
Starting on July 12, these Paramedics will have passed this final step and will be working alongside 66 full-time paramedics and 43 casual paramedics.
The 12 new Primary Care Paramedics went through a two-year community college diploma, and completed a preceptorship program comprised of a minimum of 400 hours with endless evaluations of their skills and knowledge.
“We are proud of these paramedics,” said Andre Turbide, Deputy Chief of Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services. “We hope residents in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry join us in welcoming our new paramedics.”
Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services provides 24-hour, 365-day emergency service coverage to 111,000 residents and visitors in our community and responded to slightly fewer than 16,000 calls in 2017. employs over 100 paramedics.