We are approximately 3,607 members, composed of 22 paramedic services, 4 BPS Central Ambulance Communications Centres (CACCs) and 11 OPS CACCs. The Ambulance Act and its associated regulations govern land ambulance paramedic services delivery, CACCs, paramedics and ambulance communication officers.


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911 in crisis

911 is in crisis. OPSEU/SEFPO Ambulance Communications Officers (ACOs) face lower wages, higher stress, and higher workloads, which causes recruitment and retention issues. Answer the call, improve staffing levels and deal with workload issues today.

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Sector executive

Joel Usher

Jamie Ramage
Vice Chair

Dave Doran
Sector Director – Health & Safety Representative

Brandon Wise
Sector Director – Region 1: Middlesex-London, Oxford County

Angel Martinez
Sector Director – Region 2 – Peel Region, Guelph Unit, Wellington Unit, Regional Municipality of Halton

Mario Posteraro
Sector Director – Region 3: City of Hamilton, County, County of Brant, Norfolk County, Haldimand County

Cory Schepers
Sector Director – Region 4: Grey County, Bruce County, County of Simcoe, Beausoleil First Nation, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, West Parry Sound Health Centre, District Municipality of Muskoka

Shauna Dunn
Sector Director – Region 5: County of Frontenac, County of Northumberland, City of Kawartha Lakes, County of Lennox, and Addington

Darryl Taylor
Sector Director – Region 6: Nipissing DSSAB, Manitoulin-Sudbury DSSAB

Keri Irving
Sector Director – Region 7:  Kingston, ORNGE, Parry Sound, Wallaceburg

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