It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Peel Regional Paramedic Service Advanced Care Paramedic Martin Wood on January 31, 2016. Please see the Peel Paramedic Association’s media release: MartinWood_Release.
Martin was the paramedic that paramedics thrived to emulate. Smart, smooth and compassionate. His compassion was felt by all who came in contact with him.
It has been a very trying week for all at Peel Regional Paramedic Services and all through the tight-knit paramedic community as we come to terms with this great loss.
As Advanced Care Paramedic Kendall Barrett-Smith put it on the GoFundMe page that has been created to help Martin’s family: “We’re raising funds for our good friend, colleague and mentor. Martin was an inspiration and prime example of an outstanding paramedic to all of his friends and coworkers. He would have been the first to step up for a friend. Let’s step up for Martin and help out his family. ” Click here if you wish to help the family of the man who helped so many in their time of need.
Paramedic Martin Wood’s funeral will be held Sunday, February 7, 2016 in Midland. The family requests that NO DRESS OR REGULAR UNIFORMS BE WORN to the funeral or visitation. Please be respectful of the family’s wishes.
Visitiation: Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 11am to 9pm at Christian Island United Church located at Kate Kegwin Street, Christian Island.
Funeral: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 11am at Christian Island United Church, Kate Kegwin Street, Christian Island.
A ferry is required to access Christian Island. The schedule can be found here.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Tema Conter Memorial Trust.
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It is with sadness I share the passing of Toronto Paramedic Masoud Rajabi on August 18th, 2015.
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The family is requesting that uniforms be worn.
Our thoughts this morning are with our Peel Police Officers after an incident in which two officers are reportedly shot and one of those officers stabbed as well. Peel Regional Paramedics responded to the officer down.
On behalf of the Peel Paramedic Benevolent Fund we will keep those officers in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery and thank you to all officers for the hard work that you do.
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Update: Funeral Arrangements for Paramedic William Mallock
Visitation will take place Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 2-4pm and 6-9pm at Seal Cove Baptist Church on Grand Manan, NB.
Funeral will take place on Wednesday August 20, 2104 at the Community Centre starting at 1:30pm followed by an open reception. A private graveside ceremony will follow.
It is encouraged that paramedics should attend in uniform or dress uniform with a black ribbon in place.
It is recommended that you obtain a reservation for the ferry from Blacks Harbour at 9:30am.
Please respect a scent free environment and artificial flowers only.
It is with heavy hearts that all paramedics mourn the loss of Paramedic William Mallock, a 20 year veteran paramedic of Ambulance New Brunswick (ANB) as well as a veteran pilot, Klaus Sonnenberg. The other pilot and a nurse on board survived the crash.
Ambulance New Brunswick and Global News has reported the crash happened at 5am, Aug. 16, 2014 at Grand Manan Airport after dropping off a patient at Saint John Regional Hospital.
On behalf of the Peel Paramedic Benevolent Fund we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, co-workers at Ambulance New Brunswick of William “Bill” Mallock on their tragic loss today. William Mallock died serving his community and his friends.
Please keep them in your thoughts. We will update arrangement plans as we come across them.
President Scott Caldwell
Update June 19, 2014: The three paramedics have been identified by Ottawa Paramedic Services. Two Ottawa Police Service Tactical Officers suffered minor injuries. Tactical Paramedic Bradley Ross suffered minor injuries and despite his injuries he was the first to help his two paramedic team members who were more seriously injured. Tactical Paramedic Reid Purdy and Tactical Paramedic/Supt. Craig MacInnes suffered secondary burns and were admitted to ICU as a precaution and intubated and sedated. Ottawa Paramedic Services has updated that both Reid and Craig are awake but still intubated. They have both been able to communicate using cue cards. The Professional Paramedic Assocation of Ottawa sent gift baskets to the Queensway-Carelton Hospital Emergency Department Staff and the Ottawa General Hospital ICU staff as a thank you for their commitment and amazing care of their fellow paramedics. The Ottawa Paramedic Service Tactical team members kept vigil at the hospital during this tough time as well as the RCMP Tactical team visited the pair in the Ottawa General Hospital ICU. Please keep Reid and Craig in your thoughts for a speedy recovery. The families of Reid and Craig have requested privacy while the pair make their recovery from their injuries.
Ottawa Paramedic Services Chief DiMonte has given an update on the conditions of the three Paramedics and two Police Officers injured in this morning’s Tactical exercise. See video.
On behalf of the Peel Paramedic Benevolent Fund our thoughts are with all who were injured especially the two Ottawa Tactical Paramedics who are in ICU.
News is reaching us that three Ottawa paramedics and two police officers have been injured in a joint training exercise that involved explosives. Ottawa Paramedic Services Chief Anthony Do Monte reports that two paramedics are in ‘very serious condition’ in a trauma centre.
All other injuries have been described as minor.
Paramedics regularly train with police and RCMP in the nation’s capitol.
Our thoughts are with the families and peers of those injured today.