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Caledon Paramedics January 14 Model Change FACTS – Peel Paramedics and Paramedics Union

Within the last few weeks I have received over 30 screenshots of parts of the Peel Paramedics video posted on YouTube from different friends.

Before every screenshot I have posted information in red everyone should know:

The screenshot below states that there won’t be any gaps during shift change:

Please note:

OPSEU 277: The Union remains concerned that given the current demands, each morning will have a coverage GAP OF 17 MINUTES based on shift times, policies, and driving distances. This 17-minute period would be longer if call volumes or traffic conditions are worse than normal.

SCREENSHOT OF VIDEO POSTED BY PEEL PARAMEDICS

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Screenshot below shows that the service has been successful in Brampton and Mississauga.

Please note:

Considering the Central Reporting Stations are in Brampton and Mississauga one can only hope that the system is successful there. Caledon will NOT have a Central Reporting Station and the vehicles will be coming from Brampton. It is also important to note that Mississauga and Brampton combined are 44% of the land area of Peel while Caledon holds 56%. 

SCREENSHOT OF VIDEO POSTED BY PEEL PARAMEDICS

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The screenshot below states that other municipalities vehicles will fill in when necessary. Please note:

OPSEU 277: This issue has previously been reported at town council. In 2012, Chief Peter Dundas provided an update to the Town of Caledon council entitled Paramedic Response in Caledon. This update indicated that, in many cases, Peel Paramedics themselves were not offering the same response time framework to the residents of Caledon (13:19 mins) as they were to Mississauga (11:19) and Brampton (10:48) 90% of the time. Additionally, in some cases, from York into Bolton, it averaged as high as 21 minutes.

Location Minutes
Peel 13:05
Dufferin 11:25
York 21:58
Halton 16:09
Simcoe 6:43

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SCREENSHOT OF VIDEO POSTED BY PEEL PARAMEDICS

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The screenshot below states that paramedics are not leaving Caledon.

Please note:

Paramedics are not leaving Caledon, but our “Caledon” Paramedics who have worked here most of their careers, who know our roads, bypasess, trails and the fastest way to the hospitals ARE. 

OPSEU 277: Think back to the last time you had trouble connecting your GPS in a RURAL AREA. We use the same GPS units. With the upcoming changes in 2019, this is not the first time the Union has had to go to the public regarding service concerns.

SCREENSHOT OF VIDEO POSTED BY PEEL PARAMEDICS

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The screenshots below show that Peel used to be 3 ZONES and now it will be 4 ZONES making it sound as we are getting more Central Reporting Stations.

Please note:

With the 3 ZONES and what was approved for the Divisional Model Facility Plan there were suppose to be 6 Central Reporting Stations in Brampton and Mississauga and 4 STAND ALONE STATIONS in Caledon. With the 4 Zones there are none in Caledon.

 

What is the environmental and financial costs of this change?

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For more information on the FACTS click link http://peelparamedics.com/caledon-faq/#myths

FYI: The original video was published October 19th (3 days before the Municipal Election) After the election the publish date of the video was changed to October 26th (see photos below)

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