Paramedics Say Heat Wave Could Aggravate Emergency Services Already in Crisis


With heat warnings being issued across much of Canada in recent days, first responders say they are concerned about their ability to respond to heat-related emergencies in a timely way amid health systems under the strain of staffing shortages. Ontario paramedics are concerned these problems could be further exacerbated, especially with people avoiding mitigation actions, like visiting a community cooling centre or taking kids to a splash pad, because of recent increases in COVID-19 activity.

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Laura Woodman
July 22, 2022

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