York Region Paramedic Services

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York Region Paramedic Services
York Region Paramedic Services Crest.png
Established2000
Headquarters80 Bales Drive East, East Gwillimbury, Ontario (York Region)
JurisdictionRegional Municipality of York
Employees480 full-time
BLS or ALSBoth ALS and BLS
Ambulances48 and 27 other support vehicles
ChiefNorm Barrette
Medical directorCentral East Prehospital Care Program
Responses75,000+
WebsiteWebsiteYork Region Paramedic Services


York Region Paramedic Services provides legislated land ambulance services and paramedic care for the local municipalities within York Region. Paramedic Services is a division of the Region's Paramedic and Seniors Service Branch. Prior to 2000, ambulance services were provided by 2 private operators (Beaverton & District Ambulance and Uxbridge - Stouffville Ambulance), York County Hospital, Nobleton Volunteer Ambulance and Ontario's Ministry of Health. The patchwork of service also had York Region dispatched by 3 different Ministry of Health Communication Centres (Aurora and north by Georgian CACC, Stouffville and Markham by Oshawa CACC and the remainder by Mississauga CACC). Georgian CACC now dispatches the whole region on the Ontario Government leased Bell Mobility Fleetnet VHF trunked radio system. There are approximately 480 full-time paramedics serving the region. Paramedic Operations are based in East Gwillimbury, Ontario.

Operations[edit]

York Region Paramedic Services vehicles on scene of a car accident on Bathurst Street in April 2014.
York Region Paramedic Services paramedics transporting a patient after a car accident on Centre Street
York Region Paramedic Services supplies warehouse at the Logistical Headquarters on Bales Rd

York Region Paramedic Services operates emergency ambulances and Paramedic response units in the 9 local municipalities of the Regional Municipality of York.

Paramedic services on Georgina Island are provided by Georgina Island Fire Department (and boat transfers likely by Georgina Police Service from Fox and Snake Islands). The single ambulance is stationed at the Georgina Fire Department's fire hall on Chief Joesph Snake Road.


District 1

Town of Aurora

  • Station 18 - Aurora - 220 Edward Street

Town of Newmarket

  • Station 16 - Newmarket NW - Aspenwood (Oct 2018)
  • Station 17 - Cane Parkway - 520 Cane Parkway
  • Station 19 - Newmarket SW - Harry Walker Parkway S. (Oct 2018)

Note: Station 16 and Station 19 will replace station 17 once open in 2018.

East Gwillimbury

  • Station 15 - Mount Albert - 22 Princess Street, Mount Albert, Ontario
  • Station 13 - Holland Landing - 2nd Concession Road, East Gwillimbury, Ontario
  • Station 99 - York Region Paramedic Services Headquarters 80 Bales Drive East, Sharon, Ontario

Town of Georgina

District 2

York Region Paramedic Services Station #23
York Region Paramedic Services Station #28

City of Markham

  • Station 23 - Markham - Church - 280 Church Street
  • Station 24 - Unionville - 316 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario
  • Station 25 - Markham SE - 14th Avenue and Middlefield Road - Under construction open in 2018
  • Station 26 - Markham - Riviera - 10 Riviera Drive

Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Town of Richmond Hill

  • Station 28 - Richmond Hill - 171 Major MacKenzie Drive West (York Regional Road 25)

District 3

City of Vaughan

  • Station 31 - 7690 Martin Grove Rd, Vaughan, Ontario
  • Station 36 - Concord - 835 Clark Avenue West, Concord, Ontario
  • Station 30 - Woodbridge - 9601 Islington Avenue (York Regional Road 17), Woodbridge, Ontario
  • Station 34 - Racco Pkwy - 111 Racco Parkway, Vaughan, ON
  • Station 32 - Maple - 9290 Keele Street (York Regional Road 72), Maple, Ontario

Township of King

Fleet[edit]

A York Region Paramedic Services ambulance
York Region Paramedic Services rapid response vehicle on scene of an incident
York Region Paramedic Services special response unit vehicle in front of Station 34
Parking garage at headquarters of York Region Paramedic Services
  • 48 Ambulances - Type III ambulance - Demers Mystere ( 30XX, 31XX, 32XX, 34XX)
  • 12 Rapid Response Units (33XX)
  • 2 Platoon Lead Units (37XX, 37XX)
  • 5 District Superintedent Units (37XX)
  • 3 Supply Vehicles
  • 4 Administrative Vehicles (Supervisor) - unnumbered
  • 2 Driver Training Vehicles
  • 1 Community Programs Vehicle (CP01)
  • 1 Emergency Support Unit Trailer
  • 1 Rehab and Decon Trailer
  • 1 Emergency Support Unit Cargo Truck
  • 1 Emergency Support Unit and Command Unit (3950)
  • 1 Multi Patient Unit Bus - Crestline ElDorado National 40' Axess (3900)
  • 4 Special Response Units (Individual Paramedic, Pick-up chassis vehicle) - (36XX)
  • 1 Off-road Ranger Ambulance
  • 3 Inflatable mobile hospital/treatment tents (2 - 25' round and 1 - 42'x22')

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Services[edit]

  • Primary Care Paramedics
  • Advanced Care Paramedics
  • Special Response Unit Medics - Bariatric Patient Transport, Tactical, CBRN, Incident Command, Marine
  • Community Event Services - Bike Unit, Special Event Paramedic Standbys
  • Heart Alive - Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program
  • Community Programs - Public education and safety promotion
  • Research and Clinical Programs
  • Community Paramedicine - "EPIC" research trial in association with Health for All and Markham Family Health Team and St Michael's Hospital[1]
  • Performance and Development - Paramedic recruitment, in-house training, Advanced Care Paramedic training
  • Professional Standards - Patient inquiries, health record inquiries
  • Patient Advocacy Unit in the Office of the Chief

See also[edit]

Paramedicine in Canada

Emergency Services in York Region

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expanding Paramedicine in the Community - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov". Retrieved 3 February 2016.

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