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County of Simcoe launches Paramedic for a Day Contest

Midhurst/April 22, 2024 – County of Simcoe Paramedic Services are once again hosting the Paramedic for a Day Contest in commemoration of Paramedic Services Week (May 19 to 25, 2024). Grade 5 and 6 students residing in Simcoe County are asked to write a short essay (maximum 250 words) that speaks to the theme “Help Us Help You”, highlighting the many ways that callers can prepare for a Paramedic to attend a call.  

The deadline to enter is May 14, 2024, at 8 p.m. The winning entry will be announced during Paramedic Services Week, with the winner receiving a visit to their home/school from a Paramedic crew, along with an ambulance tour.​ The crew will also present the winner with a First-Aid Kit and take part in a mock scenario and photo opportunity.

To enter, please email your essay to Be sure to include the student’s name, name of parent/guardian, home phone number, and what school the student attends.

Full contest details can be found at

The County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at