June 25, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Ornge’s new education outreach program debuts at the Alnwick/Haldimand Fire Department

Ornge has launched a new educational outreach program that debuted right here in Northumberland County. Led and taught by the services Field Trainer (educator) and critical care paramedic, Jonathan Britton who joined the Anwick/Haldimand Fire Department on September 21st and 22nd to educate firefighters about the service and what they offer residents of the Province of Ontario.

Ornge is a vital part of Ontario’s health care system; providing high quality air and ground ambulances for those who are critically ill or injured. With 12 bases in Ontario they serve those who need them with Kindness, Respect, Integrity, Safety, and Professionalism.

The service is reaching out to Ambulance, Fire, and Police services across the province to educate them on the service.

On September 21 (Station 3) and 22 (Station 1), we were able to sit in as Jonathan spoke to the Alnwick/Haldimand Fire Department about the service.

DID YOU KNOW? In 2020, 80% of Onrge’s inter-facility transfers with trauma were delayed on average 5 hours before Ornge being called to transfer to a trauma centre after an accident. Only 8% of Ornge’s responses were scene response calls, but 35% of those were canceled. 25% of those canceled calls were later transported by Ornge to a trauma centre. If the education was out there, services would know to call Ornge sooner, or keep them coming and these scary statistics wouldn’t be so scary.

This training has proved beneficial to the Alnwick/Haldimand Fire Department and it is sure to be beneficial to you and your department. Please visit http://www.Ornge.ca or you can reach out to Jonathan himself at jbritton@ornge.ca to get your team started.

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