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Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service has a fleet of 12 ambulances and 3 Emergency Response Units (ERU) with bases in Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon and secondary posts in Coboconk and Pontypool. Our team of Primary and Advanced Care Paramedics respond 24/7 to 9-1-1 medical requests for help.

Chief Keith Kirkpatrick and Deputy Chief Derek Brown lead our team as we serve a population of about 76,000 residents spread over more than 3,000 km. As a prime cottage and recreational destination, Kawartha Lakes welcomes 60,000 visitors each year.

Lakes are the main factor affecting our response time as we navigate around them. Since 2011, our response time has been stable despite a 26% increase in patient transport volume. You can visit the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website to learn more about the Land Ambulance Response Time Standard.

Lakeridge Health Corporation (Oshawa Hospital) is our Ministry of Health appointed Medical Director.

In 2016, Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service responded to approximately 22,000 calls.

Our team

Our commitment

For the 2017 calendar year, we submitted the following response plan:

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

 25% of the time, we plan to have a paramedic respond to a sudden cardiac arrest within six minutes from the time ambulance dispatch conveys the call information until the paramedic arrives at the scene, ready to use a defibrillator.

Resuscitation

50% of the time, City of Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service plans to have a paramedic respond to any patient determined to be a Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale 1 within 8 minutes of dispatch conveying the call.

Emergent

60% of the time, City of Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service plans to have a paramedic respond to any patient determined to be a Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale 2 within 10 minutes of dispatch conveying the call.

Urgent

75% of the time, City of Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service plans to have a paramedic respond to any patient determined to be a Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale 3 within 20 minutes of dispatch conveying the call.

Less urgent

75% of the time, City of Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service plans to have a paramedic respond to any patient determined to be a Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale 4 within 25 minutes of dispatch conveying the call.

Non-urgent

75% of the time, City of Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service plans to have a paramedic respond to any patient determined to be a Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale 5 within 30 minutes of dispatch conveying the call.

Our vehicles

The vehicles we use are known as Emergency Response Units (ERU) and ambulances. These vehicles respond to emergencies in the community by bringing Primary or Advanced Care Paramedics. We have a fleet of 12 ambulances and three Emergency Response Units.

Our stations

The Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service has bases in Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon and secondary posts in Coboconk and Pontypool.

Our initiatives

We deliver a number of community education programs, with the intention of making our community a safer place for all. To learn more, visit our Cardiac Arrest (PAD) and Public Education page.

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