Our experienced paramedics enjoy sharing their expertise and knowledge with others to help build strong and safe communities.

Oxford County Paramedic Services welcomes the opportunity to participate in your community event and we offer a number of education programs focusing on such issues as safety awareness, injury prevention, emergency preparedness as well as tours and displays.

Alone or in partnership with other community agencies, here are some of the programs that EMS has proudly been involved with:

  • Oxford County Injury Prevention Team
  • Care Link Medical Information Files
  • Kidestrians
  • Safety Expo
  • Racing Against Drugs
  • Emergency Preparedness Day
  • Blood pressure awareness
  • Mock emergency exercises
  • Train Safety Programs
  • Road Safety Programs
  • School visits
  • A Wish to Remember 
 Special Events

Paramedic Services are proud to join the community at events and provide education.

Have one of our qualified Paramedic Services staff attend your event or provide education in a public or private setting.

We offer a number of educational programs focusing on safety awareness, injury prevention, emergency preparedness as well as tours and displays. Our experienced paramedics enjoy sharing their expertise and knowledge with others to help build strong and safe communities.

In addition, Oxford County Paramedic Services can provide on-site medical coverage for your special event (costs may be associated). Request Paramedic Services for your event.

 Public Access Defibrillator

The use of an AED with CPR before the arrival of Emergency Medical Services can increase the chance of survival by up to 75 per cent.

More than 100 AEDs have been installed in public locations across the County since the Oxford County Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Program was established in 2007. Paramedics have trained over 1,100 people in CPR and defibrillation since the program began.

Research shows that up to 85% of cardiac arrests occur at home or in public places and almost half are witnessed by a family member or friend. In Ontario alone, approximately 7,000 cardiac arrests occur every year. The survival rate of victims for an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is less than five per cent. 

If you would like more information on the Provincial Public Access Defibrillator Program and the lives saved to date visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario web site: http://restart.heartandstroke.ca

If you would like information on the P.A.D program in Oxford County please contact ems@oxfordcounty.ca

Annandale Ball Diamonds
Annandale Museum
Beachville Legion
Bright Community Centre
Brownsville Library/Community Centre 
Burgessville Library
CAW Hall
City of Woodstock - Engineering Office
City of Woodstock - Parks Department
City of Woodstock - Parks Department
College Ave Secondary School
Columbo Hall
Community Employment Services
Drumbo Agricultural Society
Embro Community Centre
Embro Community Centre Arena
Embro Lawn Bowling Club
Embro Town Hall/Library
Foldens Hall
Frank Cowan Insurance
Fusion Youth Centre
Glendale High School
Harrington Hall
Huron Park Secondary School
Ingersoll Arena
Ingersoll Curling Club
Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute
Ingersoll Legion
Ingersoll Service for Seniors
Ingersoll Town Centre/Library
Innerkip Ball Park
Innerkip Community Centre
Lake Lisgar
Lions Pool Woodstock
Livingston Centre
Market Theatre
Matheson Ball Park
Moose Family Centre
Mount Elgin Community Centre
Norwich Arena
Norwich Community Centre Arena
Norwich Curling Club
Norwich Library
Norwich Township Office
Notre Dame School
Otterville Pool
Oxford Auditorium                                                               

 

Oxford Centre Hall
Oxford County Admin Building
Oxford Court House
Plattsville Arena
Princeton Centennial Hall
Princeton Library
Public Health and Emergency Services
Rehoboth Christian School
Robert Fisher Soccer Fields
Salford Community Centre
South West Oxford Municipal Office
Southgate Seniors Centre
Southside Aquatic Centre
Spare Unit - Pittock Conservation Park
Springford Community Hall
Station Arts Centre
Tavistock Arena
Tavistock Legion
Tavistock Memorial Hall
Tavistock Pavillion
Thamesford Community Centre
Thamesford Community Centre Arena
Thamesford Library
Thamesford North Ball Diamond
Thamesford Pool
Tillsonburg Community Centre
Tillsonburg Customer Service Centre
Tillsonburg Legion
Tillsonburg Library
Township of Blanford Blenheim Office
Woodstock Art Gallery
Woodstock Badminton Club
Woodstock City Hall
Woodstock Civic Arena
Woodstock Collegiate Institute
Woodstock Community Complex
Woodstock Complex Ball Diamonds
Woodstock Curling Club
Woodstock Dental Clinic
Woodstock Indoor Soccer Club
Woodstock Legion
Woodstock Library
Woodstock Museum
Woodstock Navy Club
Woodstock Police Service
Woodstock YMCA 

 Giving back to our community

Helping our little ones cope with difficulties 

Oxford County Paramedic Services along with the Oxford County Paramedic Services employee association is proud to sponsor our teddy bear program.

For several years, our paramedics have been handing out teddy bears to help our little patients cope with difficult circumstances. 
The goal of our program is to try and help make their experience with Oxford County Paramedic Services a more positive one.
We currently hand out approximately 130 bears a year. They are about 8 inches high as this makes a perfect fit for their little hands. 

Granting wishes to palliative care patients in Oxford County 

A Wish to Remember is a program that grants wishes to palliative care patients in Oxford County.

Led by volunteers from Oxford County Paramedic Services, the program enables patients at end of life, who are immobile or need constant care, to take a special trip to see or do something that’s important to them before they die.

With full support from the patient’s family and medical team, Oxford County paramedics ensure a safe and comfortable journey, whether it’s to a patient’s family farm or to a beach to watch the sunset one last time.

Referrals to the program are made through the Oxford County Palliative Care Outreach Team (PCOT) or a Community Paramedic. Once a request has been made, a paramedic will conduct an assessment to ensure the patient meets the criteria for the program.

Watch: Nancy’s ‘A Wish to Remember’ 

Nancy is a resident at Woodingford Lodge –Woodstock. Oxford County Paramedic Services is involved in her care through the Oxford County PCOT. Nancy lived on a farm near Foldens and was a well-known and distinguished horse racer (and cat lover). Her wish was to return home to see the horses and cats.

This video was prepared by Nancy’s family and submitted to Oxford County with permission to publicly share her story.