EMS or Ambulance services is the one Emergency or 911 service that is directly provided by the Region.  It is a service relied on by all citizens when medical circumstances dictate a quick response.  The service is provided with strict regulations and policies from the Province’s Ministry of Health.


  • We must continue to reduce response times for all areas of the Region
  • We need to implement the various recommendations in the Master Plan that deals with improved response times.
  • We must continue to work towards a centralized dispatch system that includes direct one stage EMS dispatching rather than the current two-stage EMS system
  • We need to continue to work with area Hospitals and the Ministry of Health to reduce offload delays at Hospital Emergency Rooms