New ca­sual paramedics join­ing Corn­wall SDG Para­medic Ser­vices

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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.

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