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About Oxford County EMS

Woodstock Ambulance Ltd. and Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Ambulance were transferred to the County of Oxford on January 1, 2002 to form the new Oxford County EMS. Since that time, we have worked to become an innovative provider of pre-hospital medicine employing highly skilled healthcare professionals.

Our achievements include:

  • Service-wide deployment of the Autopulse, an automated CPR device)
  • Involvement in pre-hospital research studies and developing programs like Community Paramedicine (program that links patients with support services)
  • STEMI, stroke and trauma bypass protocols
  • Enhanced scope of practice for our paramedics, e.g. intravenous initiation, 12-lead ECG acquisition, CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and advanced airway management
  • Introduction to automatic vehicle locating/GPS
  • Electronic patient care record reporting
  • Public Access Defibrillator Program with 50 AEDs located in public buildings throughout Oxford County

Facts:

  • Respond to over 10,000 requests for service every year, treating and transporting over 9,000 patients
  • We serve a population of over 106,000 and cover over 2,000 square kilometers
  • Oxford EMS employs 52 full time and 26 part time paramedics 
  • We have a fleet of 16 vehicles including 12 ambulances, three emergency response units and one support unit
  • There are seven EMS stations located across the county