York Region EMS

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York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
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Established 2000
Headquarters East Gwillimbury, Ontario (York Region)
Jurisdiction Regional Municipality of York
Employees 470
BLS or ALS Both ALS and BLS
Ambulances 48 and 27 other support vehicles
Chief Norm Barrette
Medical director Central East Prehospital Care Program
Responses 75,000+
Website York Region EMS

York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provides ambulance services and paramedic care for the municipalities within York Region. Before 2000, ambulance services were provided by 2 private operators (Beaverton & District Ambulance and Uxbridge - Stouffville Ambulance), York County Hospital, Nobleton Volunteer Ambulance and Ontario's Ministry of Health. The patchwork of service also had York Region dispatched by 3 different Ministry of Health Communication Centres (Aurora and north by Georgian CACC, Stouffville and Markham by Oshawa CACC and the remainder by Mississauga CACC). Georgian CACC now dispatches the whole region on the Ontario Government leased Bell Mobility Fleetnet VHF trunked radio system. There are approximately 470 paramedics serving the region. EMS Operations are based in East Gwillimbury, Ontario.

Operations[edit]

York Region EMS operates emergency ambulances and Paramedic response units in the 9 local municipalities of the Regional Municipality of York.

District 1

Town of Aurora

  • Station 18 - Aurora - 220 Edward Street

Town of Newmarket

  • Station 17 - Cane Parkway - 520 Cane Parkway

East Gwillimbury

Town of Georgina


District 2

City of Markham

  • Station 26 - Markham - Riviera - 10 Riviera Drive
  • Station 23 - Markham - Church - 280 Church Street
  • Station 24 - Unionville - 316 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario

Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Town of Richmond Hill

  • Station 28 - Richmond Hill - 171 Major MacKenzie Drive West (York Regional Road 25)

District 3

City of Vaughan

  • Station 36 - Concord - 835 Clark Avenue West, Concord, Ontario
  • Station 30 - Woodbridge - 9601 Islington Avenue (York Regional Road 17), Woodbridge, Ontario
  • Station 34 - Racco Pkwy - 111 Racco Parkway, Vaughan, ON
  • Station 32 - Maple - 9290 Keele Street (York Regional Road 72), Maple, Ontario

Township of King

Fleet[edit]

  • 3 Supply Vehicles
  • 4 Administrative Vehicles (Supervisor) - unnumbered
  • 2 Driver Training Vehicles
  • 1 Community Programs Vehicle (CP01)
  • 1 Emergency Support Unit Trailer
  • 1 Rehab and Decon Trailer
  • 1 Emergency Support Unit Cargo Truck
  • 1 Emergency Support Unit and Command Unit
  • 1 Multi Patient Unit Bus - Crestline ElDorado National 40' Axess (3900)
  • 4 Special Response Units (Individual Paramedic, Pick-up chassis vehicle) - (36XX)
  • 5 EMS Mountain Bikes
  • 1 Off-road Gator Ambulance
  • 3 Inflatable mobile hospital/treatment tents (2 - 25' round and 1 - 42'x22')

Services[edit]

  • Primary Care Paramedics
  • Advanced Care Paramedics
  • Special Response Unit Medics - Bariatric Patient Transport, Tactical, CBRN, Incident Command, Marine
  • Community Event Services - Bike Unit, Special Event Paramedic Standbys
  • Heart Alive - Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program
  • Community Programs - Public education and safety promotion
  • Research and Clinical Programs
  • Community Paramedicine - "EPIC" research trial in association with Health for All and Markham Family Health Team and St Michael's Hospital[1]
  • Performance and Development - Paramedic recruitment, in-house training, Advanced Care Paramedic training
  • Professional Standards - Patient inquiries, health record inquiries
  • Patient Advocacy Unit in the Office of the Chief

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

North: County of Simcoe Paramedic Services
West: Peel Regional Paramedic Services York Region EMS East: Durham Region EMS
South:Toronto EMS
  1. ^ http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02034045.  Missing or empty |title= (help)