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Clinics will be running from 10-2 on May 21st and May 25th, 2013
Call Kaley @ 905.279.2116 ex.2
Communication is always the most difficult ideal for an organization to live up to, and yet it’s the most sought after goal of the membership. Everyone wants to know what we’re up to, what exciting projects we have in play and what kind of value they can expect from us.
This website was created to fulfil that goal of communication way back in the early days of the PPA, and I’d like to think it’s done a decent job of it over the years and it’s many different versions. There’s always room for improvement though and in that spirit I’d like to introduce a new section of the site called “The Board Speaks”.
It’s purpose is to provide our Directors with a blog of their own to talk directly to you, our members and public, on subjects related to their portfolio’s on the board. It will give them an opportunity to share updates, thoughts and ideas directly with you in a timely fashion. This will also give you the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions in the form of comments on their posts.
Our first blog is from Kaley Jevnikar, she is the Director responsible for our Car Seat Program and is passionate on the subject of child safety in cars. She’ll be updating on our programs successes in clinics and training, while also answering any questions about car seat safety/installation, passing along tips/pearls and the state of current research in the field.
Please join me in welcoming her voice to the site, and check back often for updates and upcoming blogs in the future!
Please visit http://www.pawsforcayleb.blogspot.ca/ and help support PPA board member Kaley and her husband Eric, as they try to raise money for an autism service dog for their son Cayleb.
From all reports the PPA memorial ceremony held yesterday was an overwhelming success. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it due to operational demand during my shift yesterday, but I heard all about it from those who were there.
I’m also reviewing the video taken yesterday with the aim of producing a short summary clip for everyone to view.
I’d like to thank the Peel Regional Paramedic Honour Guard for their attendance, they looked sharp and professional, their presence really underscored the solemnity of the occasion.
We were very lucky to have John Lindsay, of the Ontario Paramedic Pipe & Drum band, attend on his own time to pipe our Honour Guard in and out. As our former PPA president Rob Schembri tweeted he was the “… Icing on the cake”!
Our own Scott Caldwell did a phenomenal job organizing the event, this wouldn’t have happened without him.
Stay tuned for pictures and the above mentioned video, which should be added over the coming week.
Ahead of the ceremony to add two new names to the PPA Paramedic Memorial we’ve dug up some images from the archives. These pictures were taken on Sept. 10th, 2004 at the unveiling of the Paramedic memorial, unfortunately I don’t know who the photographer is…
We hope this adds some historical context to next weeks ceremony.
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The Peel Paramedic Association would like to announce that there will be a memorial ceremony for Dan Martin and Graham Blair on Wednesday October 10, 2012 at Meadowvale Cemetery (Mavis/407) beginning at 13:30.
Chief Peter Dundas will be speaking along with other dignitaries. The Peel Regional Paramedic Service Honour Guard will also be in attendance, piped in by a member of the Ontario Paramedic Pipe Band.
If you plan on attending please wear your full dress uniform, but bring a change of clothes for any gathering that may take place at a separate location.
If anyone has any questions, or would like to help out, please contact Scott Caldwell via email at email@example.com.
Peel Paramedics are again leading the way in prehospital research with the launch of the ICEPAC trial which involves prehospital post arrest hypothermia.
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Peel Paramedics and other emergency responders got the chance to meet the woman deemed the “403 Micacle Woman” after she was trapped in her car for hours when a transport truck rolled on top of her vehicle on the 403 at Dundas in Mississauga Ontario.
Check out the memorable reunion on CTV.
Tragedy struck in Peel earlier this year with the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, Dan Martin. While mourning his passing, his extended Paramedic family in Peel decided to honour his memory by taking up a donation to benefit his daughters Caitlin & Tamara Martin.
The PPA and our union local jointly organized this effort on behalf of Peel’s Paramedics. It’s been nearly a year and through our collective generosity over $5000.00 was raised. The trust fund has now been closed and PPA President Holly Lundrigan had the honour of presenting Caitlin & Tamara with cheques recently. Both Tamara & Caitlin couldn’t have been more grateful, or appreciative, of everyone’s efforts on their behalf and they will each be using the money towards tuition for post secondary education.
Our President would like to thank everyone who contributed to the trust fund and gave selflessly to help out the family of one of our own in their time of need.