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Position: 2657 - Become an 'On-Call Community CPR & AED Responder' with Peel Regional Paramedic Services!
Organization: Region of Peel, Volunteer Resources, Strategic Policy & Performance, Health Services
Position Address: This program serves visitors and residents of the Region of Peel in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Volunteers will only be notified of cardiac emergencies in their local vicinity.
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Newcomers, Older Adults
Volunteers will be notified of cardiac emergencies via a mobile phone app and will give help during a cardiac arrest until 'EMS' paramedics arrive.

You also will act as an ambassador for our 'EMS' paramedics' community resuscitation initiatives, PLUS help maintain, inspect, and update the Peel AED registration database (as a Region, we maintain an AED registry database, which keeps track of every private and public AED in Peel. This database is important because it enables 9-1-1 operators to advise individuals on the scene where they can access an AED, helping make Peel a safer 'cardiac region').

THE SUCCESS of our 'On-Call Community CPR & AED Responders' program DEPENDS ON YOU. Create a volunteer 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, then 'click on the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to gain immediate access to the Region of Peel's Health Service's Volunteering website page and ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. Thank you!

Every Second Counts!

The Region of Peel, with Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga, and the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA), have placed hundreds of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in public places for anyone to use at any time. Every AED gives each member of the community the opportunity to save a life.

Our volunteer 'On-Call Community CPR & AED Responders' complement Peel Regional Paramedic Services' response by providing VITAL, EARLY ACCESS to CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) during a cardiac arrest prior to arrival by 'EMS' paramedics.

This is an immensely important volunteer 'role' that can SAVE A LIFE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

+ Opportunity to learn & maintain valuable lifesaving skills to help in a time of need (even members of your own family!)
+ Be part of a community of like-minded individuals looking to support others in an immensely important way

Being a part of this team will provide continuous learning throughout the year which will enhance your skills and confidence to support your community, family, and workplace.

Position Qualifications
● Valid, current First Aid and CPR certification
● You possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
● Able to remain calm under pressure and demonstrate empathy in stressful situations
● This 'role' requires you to spend most of your time between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM within the boundaries of the Region of Peel
● You must be ON CALL to be notified by a mobile phone app (provided)
● Must attend mandatory orientation and ongoing education/training sessions
● Must commit to volunteer in this 'role' for a MINIMUM of 1 YEAR
Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Start Date:2019-11-03
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Friday Evening, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon, Sunday Evening, Anytime
On call, as required between 8:00AM & 8:00PM
(Not everyone will receive an alert since it is based on your proximity to the incident. AND, if for any reason you are not able to respond, simply decline or turn off the alarm/notification.)

TRAINING SESSION currently scheduled for November, 2019 (Details to come)

More training dates will be announced in the future!

Area(s) of Interest: Crisis, Distress & Emergency Response, Healthcare
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