At Emergency Medical Care Inc., we are committed to promoting health and wellness as well as injury prevention education. To this end, we deliver presentations at schools and seniors' homes; participate in parades and community events, health and wellness exhibitions and more.
Each year, our employees volunteer hundreds of hours at community events. EMC 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 many others.
We also recognize time spent volunteering through an employee volunteer recognition program called Hours for AEDs. The Hours for AEDs Program rewards volunteer hours through the donation of AEDs in Nova Scotia communities.
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.
We 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 as complete skills and training that paramedics experience on the job. The goal is to empower 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. If you would like to report a suspected impaired driver, please report it by calling 9-1-1.
Local Food & Toy Drives
For many years, EHS paramedics and support employees have given back to their communities by volunteering and hosting food and toy drives across Nova Scotia. Donations and funds raised are donated to the local charities such as Salvation Army, Feed Nova Scotia and local food banks.
EHS paramedics and support employees celebrate and recognize our 2SLGBTQ+ employees and communities by participating in Pride events across the province. The largest event, Halifax Pride Festival, is held in Halifax in mid-July, and is attended by over on average of 80,000 supporters.
Community Relations Paramedics
The role of the Community Relations Paramedic (CRP) is to support public education programs related to health promotion, injury prevention and emergency health services across the province.
Important: For paid medical coverage, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The role of the CRP and/or employee volunteers does not include medical coverage for community events.
Community Event Requests:
If you would like to request EHS representation and/or resources at a community event, please send the following information to email@example.com.
· Event name and description
· Event date(s) and time(s)
· Contact information
· Number of people in attendance (rough estimate)
· Are promotional materials required?
· Are additional resources required? (Ambulance, vehicles, equipment etc.)
· Will police and/or fire also be present?