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Celebrate National Paramedic Services Week

May 21 to 27, 2023

Midhurst/May 19, 2023 – May 21 to 27 is National Paramedic Services week, with this year’s theme, “Diversity in Paramedicine. The Patient. The Provider. The Profession.” showcasing the many facets of paramedicine. 

​“County of Simcoe paramedics respond to 91,000 calls annually, with each call, location and situation as unique as the patient themselves,” said Warden Basil Clarke. “Yet, our paramedics are always ready to answer these calls, while also continuing to look for new and innovative ways to ensure our residents and communities receive the best level of care possible. It’s an honour to recognize these incredible frontline healthcare professionals and wish them all the very best this Paramedic Services Week.”

Formal celebrations begin on May 23 during County Council, with the swearing in of this year’s honorary Paramedic for a Day contest winner, Danica Smith, a Grade 6 student from Sunnybrae Public School in Innisfil, Ontario. Danica will receive a certificate, first aid bag, and stethoscope, and will take part in a mock exercise and photo opportunity with County of Simcoe paramedics.

​Upcoming Paramedic Services Week Events and Photo Opportunities:

Paramedic for a Day Recognition Ceremony

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 – 9 a.m. (beginning of County Council)
Location: County of Simcoe Administration Centre, Midhurst
County of Simcoe Paramedic Services will recognize the Honorary Paramedic for a Day contest winner, Danica Smith, a Grade 6 student from Sunnybrae Public School in Innisfil, Ontario.

County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Open House

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: County of Simcoe Administration Centre Atrium, Midhurst
Residents are invited to visit the Administration Centre, located at 1110 Highway 26 in Midhurst, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn more about Paramedic Services. Visitors will enjoy ambulance tours, equipment displays and demonstrations as well as information about the County’s Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program information, Incident Response Unit (IRU), File of Life and Community Paramedicine initiatives.

Throughout the week, Videos and photos will be shared and promoted on the County’s website and social media channels.

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

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Jen Straw
Senior Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-790-5979 ​(mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Public Relations Manager​
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)