Dufferin County Paramedic Services

Dufferin County Paramedic Service provides 24-hour emergency coverage, seven days a week.
 
Locations:
Headquarters located at 325 Blind Line in Orangeville
Shelburne  Station 201 Rintoul Crescent   Shelburne
Grand Valley  Station 66 Main Street North  Grand Valley
 
About Dufferin County Paramedic Service
Headwaters Health Care Centre is the License holder of the Dufferin County Paramedic Service and has been a provider of land ambulance for more than 30 years.

Dufferin County Paramedic Service provides 24-hour emergency coverage, seven days a week at all Stations. The entire catchment area is served by an enhanced 911 System for emergency calls.

DCPS has a staff of 36 full time, 21 part-time, 1 Chief of Paramedic Services, 2 Deputy Chief’s (Operations & Performance, Quality and Development), 4 Superintendents and 1 Administrative Assistant. Presently, we have 8 fully equipped ambulances and 3 ERV’s )(Emergency Response Vehicles).

Dufferin County Paramedic Service primarily utilizes Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville but due to the large catchment area served, patients are transported to a number of surrounding hospitals. . According to the Ambulance Act “Emergency Patients will be Transported to the Closest Appropriate Hospital”. DCPS has long been transporting patients suffering from Acute Stroke to a regional Stroke Centre including Trillium Health Partners, Guelph General Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital and Grey-Bruce Regional Hospital). For the past 7 years, through an agreement with Southlake Regional Hospital, DCPS has been transporting patients suffering from an Acute S-T Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) directly to SRH for PCI treatment.

Dufferin County Paramedic Service employs both Advanced Care and Primary Care Paramedics. The Centre for Paramedic Education and research (CPER) is mandated to provide certification for all paramedics employed by DCPS.

Through a unique partnership between the County of Dufferin, Headwaters Health Care Centre and the Central West LHIN; DCPS has been operating a Community Paramedic Program since 2014. For more information on the program, visit our Community Paramedic page or click Here. is making it easier for seniors, the disabled and people with chronic illnesses to get the care they need. To learn more about Dufferin County's Community Paramedic Program, please click HERE.
 
The Headwaters Hospital Board Members, The County of Dufferin, Physicians and HHCC Administration, should be commended for their support and commitment to this very worthwhile program. Currently, more than 50% of our full time Paramedics are certified as Advanced Care Paramedics.

If you have any questions regarding Dufferin County Paramedic Service or require any assistance, please contact:

Tom Reid
Chief, Dufferin County Paramedic Service
519-941-9608
treid@dufferincounty.ca