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G.2.3 Notification of Paramedic Superintendent

 

Paramedic Services Effective Date: April 30, 2019
Topic: Communication Directives   Replaces: April 1, 2007
Subject:  Notification of Paramedic Superintendent Policy No. G.2.3. 

 

PURPOSE 

To ensure that Paramedic Services oversight is confirmed in those instances where such knowledge and direction would be specifically required.
 

APPLICATION
  • Paramedics
  • Paramedic Superintendents
     
RICK STATEMENT

The nature of work performed by Paramedics is one of independent authority. That said there are times were the Superintendent team must be engaged to ensure an effective delivery model is maintained. Failure to ensure the Paramedic Superintendents are engaged in specific events can impact negatively on Paramedic safety, public safety or organizational credibility.  
 

PROCEDURE

The Paramedic Superintendents shall be directly notified by the CACC ACO in specific instances set out in the Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB Paramedic Services Deployment Plan.  

Paramedics shall confirm Superintendent notification in the following instances:

  • Incidents involving a Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB employee (including but not limited to employee injury).
  • Any CBRNE incidents (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive), or any evacuation of any facility, bomb threat, hostage situation, armed standoff.
  • When there is equipment and or vehicle failure outside of a call.
  • When any Paramedic cross shift does not report for duty as scheduled.
  • When CACC assigns work in contravention to the Deployment Plan.

When a known or suspected threat to responder safety has been confirmed, the Paramedic Superintendent be notified and shall immediately monitor communications and respond to the incident.  
 

REFERENCE

Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB Paramedic Services Deployment Plan