Dufferin County Paramedic Service responded to approximately 9,966 calls in 2019, with an average response time of 7:45. Dufferin County EMS is committed to improving and optimizing response times twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
The Dufferin County Paramedic Service provides defibrillation, symptom relief, and I.V. therapy on all vehicles. DCPS also has Advanced Care Paramedics on selected vehicles. Currently, 40% of our full-time Paramedics are certified at the Advanced Care level.
If you are interested in applying for a job with Dufferin County Paramedic Services access our current opportunities
or view our 2020 Recruitment Guide
If you have any questions regarding Dufferin County Paramedic Service please contact Tom Reid
, Chief, Dufferin County Paramedic Service.
In an emergency paramedics provide medical treatment and can transport patients to the most appropriate hospital destination if required.
Always call 9-1-1 in a medical emergency. Some examples of a medical emergency would include (but not limited to):
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Sudden severe pain
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Sudden dizziness or vision problems
- Sudden weakness, numbness, and/or tingling in the face, arms, or legs
- Sudden difficulty speaking
- Difficulty rousing or waking someone
While waiting for paramedics to arrive you can help by:
Access the Dufferin County Paramedic 2019 Annual Report
- Clear a path to the patient
- Unlock doors
- Turn on outside lights
- Secure pets
- Clear cars from your driveway
- Obtain medications and health card for the patient
- Have someone wait out front, if possible