Paramedic Dan Kress holds up an IV bag

First Responder of the Year 2021: Dan Kress, Advanced Care Paramedic

Winner: Dan Kress Nominated by: Bryce Brunarski Congratulations to Dan Kress, our official First Responder of the Year for 2021! Dan was nominated by his former colleague at Niagara EMS, Bryce Brunarski, for his unyielding compassion, class and dignity in the field over his impressive 36 year career as an Advanced Care Paramedic. “Although Dan…

Renfrew paramedics prepare to go on a call

‘Visionaries in rural paramedicine’: Renfrew County Paramedic Services Named Local Hero of the Year for 2020

Last updated on December 21st, 2021

It has been an unprecedented year for paramedics and other emergency medical personnel. Not only are paramedics tasked with keeping up with the demanding tasks required of their jobs on a day-to-day basis, but they are also working tirelessly to keep our communities safe during a global pandemic. Perhaps no one understands this struggle more…

A young Graham Christie stands beside his ambulance

Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Goes Viral After Emotional Final Sign-Off

Last updated on December 21st, 2021

On Dec. 17, 2020, Hastings-Quinte paramedic Graham Christie signed off for the final time after 50 years of dedicated service to the emergency medical community. “4363, 79242 signing off.” After a brief pause, the dispatcher’s voice came over the radio. “Paramedic Graham Christie, today we celebrate your life dedication to the paramedic profession with your…