TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2012) - On behalf of its membership, the Ontario Paramedic Association (OPA) applauds Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees and all members of the Legislature that supported the annual designation of May 1st as First Responders Day in Ontario. This motion was passed with all party support on Thursday October 4th.
"We are extremely pleased with an annual occasion for paramedics and other emergency responders to be acknowledged by the Legislature and in communities across the province," says OPA President Rob Theriault. "Paramedics play an integral role in the provision of health care in our province, responding to literally millions of calls every year. With over 10,000 paramedics in Ontario, this step in recognizing the efforts of emergency responders will not go unnoticed in our community."
The OPA welcome this acknowledgement as they work to strengthen their relationships at Queen's Park. The Association will host their first Lobby Day at Queen's Park on October 23, 2012.
About the OPA
The Ontario Paramedic Association is a not for profit organization representing paramedics across the province. Since its formation in 1995 the OPA has worked to enhance the professional image of paramedics, to improve communications between paramedics, and to lobby for improvements to the standards of patient care.
We provide leadership and direction to Paramedics on a Provincial level through the pursuance of self-regulation and the promotion of the science of Paramedicine. We serve Paramedics and patients by advocating for the highest ethical, educational, and clinical standards.