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Friday, April 06, 2018

Local fire departments assist paramedics

Patients are growing heavier and so paramedics are lifting more than they did 40 years ago. Ontario paramedics are now required to lift a 220-pound patient on
an 85-pound stretcher with another paramedic as a condition of employment.

Paramedics will continue to need the help of the local fire departments when four hands are not enough.

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