Huron County’s Paramedic Services delivers emergency pre-hospital medical care to all residents and visitors of Huron County for life-threatening medical emergencies and transportation of sick or injured patients.
Our highly trained paramedics respond to approximately 10,000 calls annually at a wide range of medical emergencies, fires, water rescues, industrial and farm accidents, and highway traffic accidents. The 84 Huron County paramedics, 4 supervisors and 5 management/administration staff form an integral part of the County’s emergency preparedness team and are certified providers of pre-hospital care.
Eight front-line ambulances and one Rapid Response Unit work each shift. These vehicles are strategically located to help reduce response time to an emergency. With the new Province of Ontario Performance Measures, it is important to attempt to meet the eight minute response time established by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
Huron County’s Paramedic Services is dedicated to continually improving not only their reaction and response times within the County of Huron, but also the patient care that is rendered to the citizens of Huron County.
Huron County’s paramedics are highly skilled, compassionate professionals, trained to provide emergency medical treatment and transport sick and injured people. All of our paramedics are graduates of a post-secondary ambulance and emergency care diploma program and have their provincial Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant certification. They are trained with the skills to operate a defibrillator, carry out blood glucose testing, manage a patients airway and administer a variety of life-saving medications.
Every paramedic annually participates in continuing medical education training to ensure that Huron County residents continue to receive the highest quality of pre-hospital emergency medical care and treatment.