Category: Other Emergency Services Incidents

Passing of Brendan Gibson

On Sunday, February 26th, Brendan Gibson, passed away from a severe asthma attack leaving everyone that he knew devastated from the news.

For those who had a chance to know him, Brendan always had a radiant smile and charismatic personality. He worked as a UCA at Trillium hospital ER and subsequently an ACO at Cambridge CACC. He has forever made an impact on all the lives he touched. Brendan’s memory will be carried on by his father Brian, mother Kim, brother Mitchell and sister Kristen and his puppy Bella.

Our collective hearts go out to our friends and colleagues in Cambridge CACC on the loss of their co-worker, from your Peel Paramedic family.

Two Peel Police Officers Shot in Line of Duty

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.

RCMP Line of Duty Deaths, Moncton, New Brunswick


On June 4, 2014 three Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Officers were killed in the line of duty in Moncton, New Brunswick. End of Watch June 4, 2014 for Const. David Ross, 32, from Victoriaville, QC; Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45, from Boulogne-Billancourt, France; and Const. Douglas James Larche, 40, from Saint John, NB. Two RCMP Officers were wounded as well on this sad day.

On behalf of the Peel Paramedic Benevolent Fund we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the families, coworkers, the RCMP, and the policing community. It is truly a tragedy that three fine officers lost their lives. It goes without saying, in emergency services, when one, in this case three, fall we all feel it. We hope that the two wounded officers make a smooth and quick recovery from their injuries.

A RCMP Regimental Funeral will be held in Moncton, NB on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 1:00pm at Moncton Coliseum, 377 Killam Drive, in Moncton, NB. A parade of RCMP and other law enforcement officer will take place before the funeral. For those who wish to send their messages of condolences, the RCMP has set up an online condolences email. Most police departments and town halls across Canada have a book of condolences that members of the public can sign as well.

On the night of June 9, 2014, please keep a front light on all night in honour of these three fine officers. Heroes in Life, Not in Death.

Mississauga Fire Update

April 29, 2014 Update: Two Peel Paramedics were treated for smoke inhalation and released the same day as the fire. Two Mississauga Firefighters are still in hospital at this time. Two have been discharged from hospital. One of the two is set to be discharged home in the coming days. The critically injured Firefighter has been upgraded from critical to non-life threatening and has undergone numerous surgeries in the past couple of days. Please keep them in your thoughts for a speedy recovery.

Our thoughts are with our colleagues at Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services and station 105 as they battle a fire at an industrial storage warehouse in Malton.  News is coming to us that 4 firefighters have been injured, one critically.  Peel Paramedics are proudly assisting our emergency service colleagues.

We will endeavor to bring more information as it is received.