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 Paramedics are proudly involved with:

  • Emergency Preparedness Day
  • Mock emergency exercises
  • A Wish to Remember 
  • First Aid, BCS, and Medical Delegation for all Oxford County Fire Departments and Firefighters
  • CPE Clinic
  • Oxford County Community Health Centre (OCCHC) Mobile Outreach Bus
  • Oxford OHT 
 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. 

  • Availability is not guaranteed and is based on operational needs and capacity
 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.

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: https://www.heartandstroke.ca/how-you-can-help/advocate/restart-a-heart 

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

 Giving back to our community

Helping our little ones cope with difficulties 

Oxford County Paramedic Services along with the Oxford County Paramedic 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. 

Child holding a stuffy with an ambulance in the background


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.