Region of Waterloo Paramedic Service

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Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services
Region of Waterloo Paramedic Service Crest.jpeg
Motto: Excellence in Patient Care
Headquarters Cambridge, Ontario
Jurisdiction Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Employees 208
BLS or ALS Both
Ambulances 26 + 6 First Response Vehicles
Chief Stephen Van Valkenburg
Medical director Dr. Michelle Welsford, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre for Paramedic Education and Research
Responses approx. 40,000/yr (2014)
Website Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services

Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services is an emergency medical service provider for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. The service provides both Advanced and Primary Care level Paramedic Services to Waterloo, Ontario, Cambridge, Ontario and Kitchener, Ontario and the Townships of Wilmot, Woolwich, Wellesley and North Dumfries.


Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services employs 208 Primary and Advanced Care Paramedics and Support Staff.


  • 33 vehicles including:
    • 26 Ambulances
    • 6 Emergency Response Units
    • 1 Emergency Support Unit;


RWPS operates from 11 stations within the Region and serves the population (approximately 535,000). RWPS also provides service to neighbouring areas (such as Oxford, Perth, Wellington and Brant Counties) when ambulances in those municipalities are not available to respond.

  • Headquarters - 120 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge
  • Cambridge South - 91 St. Andrews Street
  • Cambridge North - Pinebush Road
  • Kitchener Downtown - 80 Water Street North
  • Kitchener East - 1035 Ottawa Street North (also Kitchener Fire Station #3)
  • Kitchener West - 1700 Queens Boulevard (also Kitchener Fire Station #5)
  • Kitchener South - Conestoga College Campus, Conestoga College Boulevard
  • North Dumfries Township (Ayr) - 501 Scott Street
  • Waterloo - 90 Westmount Road
  • Wilmot Township (Philipsburg) - 2001 Nafziger Road, Wilmot
  • Woolwich Township (St. Jacobs) - 30 Parkside Drive

See also[edit]

Paramedicine in Canada

Emergency Services in Waterloo Region