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June 07, 2017
Oxford County Paramedic Services welcomes new recruits

Seven new Paramedics begin active duty following recruitment and training

Out of hundreds of applicants, they were the top individuals recruited to provide paramedic services to the residents of Oxford County.

Seven new recruits have been hired, completed training and were welcomed into the organization with a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 30.

The ceremony saw the new recruits march into Council Chambers at the Oxford County Administration Building in full regalia and face a uniform inspection by Paramedic Chief Ben Addley. With friends and family in attendance, the new recruits then received their epaulettes (shoulder patches), were congratulated and welcomed aboard by the Chief.

The newest paramedics to Oxford County are:

  • Liam Breckell
  • Pedro Garcia
  • Colton Muhlethaler
  • Erin Munro
  • Courtney Puterman
  • Jack Shier
  • Nicola Woelfle


Ben Addley, Manager/Chief, Oxford County Paramedic Services

“We are very excited to have these seven outstanding individuals join our family at Oxford County Paramedic Services. These are some of the brightest and most competent individuals, as they emerged through several rounds of recruitment from interviews to scenario exercises. We are confident they will provide the highest level of emergency medical services to the people of Oxford.”


New Oxford County Paramedic Service recruitsIn photo (L-R): Liam Breckell, Pedro Garcia, Erin Munro, Courtney Puterman, Nicola Woelfle, Colton Muhlethaler, Jack Shier

Paramedic Services quick facts

  • Oxford County Paramedics complete approximately 9300 calls/year
  • 83% of our calls are medical related
  • 17% of our calls are trauma related
  • 55% of the calls are for patients >65 years old
  • 7.5% of our calls are for children
  • 82% of the calls completed are in the urban setting
  • 18% of the calls completed are in the rural setting

About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County has a population of approximately 111,700 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050 and becoming a zero waste community. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture forms a cornerstone of the County’s economy, which boasts 55,000 jobs in a rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sector bolstered by its location at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403. The County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at


Adam Nyp | Strategic Communication & Engagement

519.539.9800, ext. 3529 |

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