EMS on Recruitment Drive

CÔTE SAINT-LUC, JUNE 9, 2006 -   Côte Saint-Luc Emergency Medical Services is launching a recruitment drive for volunteers to become trained as medics.
 
"We're looking for a few good people," said Mayor Anthony Housefather.  "EMS is looking for energetic and dynamic people who want to learn a new skill and be part of a team of lifesavers," the Mayor said.
 
"The EMS experience is an invaluable opportunity where recruits will learn lifesaving techniques, develop challenging career paths and gain leadership skills," said Public Safety Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, who signed on as an EMS volunteer 26 years ago.  "Our EMS volunteers are lifesavers and anyone can acquire these, "Nashen said, adding that most volunteers are either students or working.  "Many past EMS volunteers have gone onto careers in medicine and allied health professions thanks to their CSL EMS experience," Nashen said.
 
"If you care about your community and want to work with a team who knows how to keep their cool while helping others in need, then come find out all the details at our information meeting on June 22 at 18h00," said Stephane Kallos, Director of CSL EMS.  The information meeting takes place at 8100 Côte Saint-Luc Rd.
 
Those interested in joining will follow a course lasting 120 hours.  Subsidized by the City of Cote Saint-Luc, the course will teach you about human anatomy, physiology, emergency scene approach, oxygen administration, defibrillation, spinal immobilization, trauma care, cardiac monitoring and much more.
 
Cote Saint-Luc's volunteer EMS is a first responder service that responds to medical emergencies within its territories.  Calls are received through 9-1-1 and EMS volunteers are dispatched simultaneously with Urgences Sante ambulances.  While ambulance response time in Cote Saint-Luc stands at an average of 10 minutes, EMS crews arrive in less than 3 minutes and immediately put their life saving skills to good use.  Last year, EMS volunteers responded to 3000 calls.
 
For more information about joining CSL EMS please call 514-485-6950.

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 Media Contact:

Marie Josée Lai
City of Cote Saint-Luc
Communications
514-485-6937

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