At Emergency Medical Care Inc. we are committed to promoting health & wellness and injury prevention education. To this end, we deliver presentations at schools and seniors' homes, participate in parades, health and wellness exhibitions as well as various injury prevention programs.
In 2016, EMC employees volunteered their time at over 290 community events. EMC also supports employees who fundraise in their communities through a funds matching program which supports important causes such as Feed Nova Scotia, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia and Children's Wish Foundation, amongst others.
Paramedic Services Week
Each year, EHS paramedics, nurses, medical communications officers and support employees are busy in their communities educating Nova Scotians about the EMS system and sharing important health and wellness and public safety messages.
EMC and EHS proudly support Camp Courage, a non-profit organization for females between the ages of 15 and 19 to take part in various emergency services activities, including police, firefighter, and paramedic roles. Over two days, they interact with other female paramedics, as well complete some skills and training that paramedics experience. The goal is to empower the young females and prove that they possess the skills and physical capabilities to work in emergency services.
Each year beginning in November, EHS paramedics partner with municipal police, RCMP, Department of Health and Wellness, MADD Canada and the Department of Transportation on this road stop program to educate Nova Scotians on the dangers of drinking and driving.
Local Food & Toy Drives
Beginning in November, EHS paramedics and support employees volunteer and host food and toy drives across Nova Scotia. Donations and funds raised are then donated back to the local charities such as Salvation Army, Feed Nova Scotia and local food banks.