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New video highlights the lifesaving work of Ontario’s paramedics

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OPSEU’s latest video, jointly produced with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), explores the lifesaving work of Ontario’s paramedics.

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Entitled “Ambulance paramedics: saving lives in our communities,” it outlines five key proposals for enhancing paramedic ambulance services:

  1. Funding paramedic ambulance services to meet the demand that is growing six per cent a year;
  2. Providing our 911 dispatch system with better tools to prioritize calls and deliver the right care, at the right time, by the right provider;
  3. Increasing the number of single paramedic response units, backed up by ambulances, to reduce the response time in emergencies;
  4. Building a registry for lifesaving defibrillators, as well as support for more public defibrillators and CPR training; and
  5. Expanding community paramedic programs that deliver non-emergency, in-home services and reduce the number of 911 calls