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.