Toronto Paramedic Services protects and improves the quality of life in Toronto by providing superior and compassionate prehospital and out-of-hospital, paramedic-based health care. We will meet the changing needs of our community with compassion, respect and innovation in the care of our patients and their families.
Toronto Paramedic Services Safe City Program provides training in First Aid, CPR and AED (Automatic External Defibrillation) and manages over 1,500 AED’s across the city. Safe City also offers CPR/AED awareness and information sessions for community groups and schools. Safe City utilizes the Heart and Stroke curriculum for Standard First Aid and CPR/AED training, which meets all workplace standards for First Aid certification (WSIB, CSA) and ILCOR standards for CPR/AED.
Learning CPR and how to use an AED is easy. The two major barriers to performing CPR and using an AED are lack of training, and fear of doing something wrong. You cannot hurt someone who has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, you can only help. The Chase McEachern Act and the Good Samaritan Act protect you from liability in the duties of providing CPR and using an AED.
A donation of $1,700 will provide one AED – our goal is to provide the community 10 AED’s every year.
Early use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been proven to increase survival of sudden cardiac arrest by up to 75 per cent. Your gift of an AED will help save lives.
The You are the Strongest Link program, along with the help of divisional partners, provides First Aid, CPR, and AED training to qualified priority neighbourhoods, community groups and schools thanks to the support of donors and sponsors.
Training can consist of two hour CPR/AED awareness sessions to a two day Standard First Aid course, providing people the skills necessary to recognize and respond appropriately to emergencies – all free thanks to you.
Our goal is to raise $8,000 to provide eight free First Aid, CPR, and AED training sessions annually. Donate to day and help us train people to save lives.
To request training for your group, email firstname.lastname@example.org with URSL Training Request in the subject title. Please give us a background on your community group and why you are requesting a free training session. If you are a teacher or school administrator looking for a CPR/AED awareness session for your school, please email email@example.com giving your school name and contact information. Please visit our Training & First Aid Courses page for more information on the Toronto Paramedic Services Safe City Program.