Community Outreach

Niagara Emergency Medical Services is in the business of promoting the safety and well being of citizens and visitors in Niagara. Preventing injuries and illnesses is a role that we take seriously.

Programs

We are pleased to participate in many events within the communities we serve, including:

Healthy Hearts

Niagara EMS paramedics and advanced emergency medical dispatchers along with Heart Niagara Staff provide Heartsaver A certification in CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator.

These services are available to address the need for heart health education at younger ages. Materials and training are tailored to each grade to ensure that they are accessible and age-appropriate.

Niagara Safety Village

The Niagara Safety Village offers classes by lead by Niagara EMS, Niagara Regional Police Services and local Fire Fighters.

Niagara EMS classes teach children how to use 911, what to expect in an emergency situation and how to stay safe from Kindergarten to Grade Eight. Students also have the opportunity to play with interactive teaching tools that reinforce the safety messages.

Racing Against Drugs

For many years, Niagara Emergency Medical Services has been an active participant in the Racing Against Drugs program, a community-based drug and alcohol awareness program.

Paramedics give attendees an overview of an ambulance, about when you should call 911 and medical equipment used with alcohol and drug overdose.

The program is designed to promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle, while using the high-profile and exciting sport of auto racing to capture the attention of young people.

Tim Teddy Bear

In 2005, the Tim Teddy Bear program was implemented through sponsorship provided exclusively by Tim Hortons.

The goal of our Tim Teddy Bear program is to reduce the psychological impact of a traumatic situation immediately and long term by diverting the child's attention from the current reality.

During a traumatic event, paramedics will give a child in need of comfort a teddy bear. This can reduce the stress of the trauma as the child is focused on Tim Teddy.

School Presentations

Niagara Emergency Medical Services also participates in presentations at schools and in the community where paramedics educate about the services we provide, what to expect in an emergency situation and information on how to reduce potential injuries.

Complete this form to request a presentation.


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