May 22-27, 2018
Paramedic Services Week 2018 is being held May 22 to 27. The week-long awareness week will help inform residents about the variety of paramedical services provided by the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS). To celebrate the week, the department's paramedics will participate in a variety of community and educational activities starting on May 22.
The WFPS currently has 730 licensed paramedics on staff who provide citizens with emergency medical services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, May 22
What:Paramedics will attend Norquay Elementary School for the official Paramedic Services Week kickoff event. Where:Norquay Elementary School, 132 Lusted Ave. When:1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. WFPS members will interact with students, staff, and parents at Norquay Elementary School. A variety of operational equipment and vehicles will be on display, in additional to educational materials. Students will have an opportunity to take part in a 'What does a paramedic mean to you' contest.
Wednesday, May 23
What:Celebration of Life Awards Ceremony Where:Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald St. When:11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. WFPS will be highlighting three emergency incidents at this year's awards luncheon. They are incredible stories of bravery, perseverance and recovery:
Friday, May 25
What:Paramedic Services Week - Children's Day at the Zoo Where:Assiniboine Park Zoo When:8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In partnership with the Assiniboine Park Zoo, WFPS will host 200 students from Norquay Elementary School at Emergency Services Children's Day. A variety of vehicles and equipment will be on display for all zoo attendees to see.
Sunday, May 27
What:Paramedics will attend the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Teddy Bears' Picnic Where:Assiniboine Park When:9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WFPS will have a variety of vehicles and equipment on site for the public of all ages to learn more about. Additionally, paramedics will tend to all sick and injured teddy bears.