In 2014, there were 1.4 million ambulance responses with over 1 million patient transports. It is expected that these numbers will on average increase 6% per year.
Paramedic education is an intense academic program.In Ontario, the program is two to four years. That equals more than 1500 hours of theory, practical lab, hospital clinical component and land ambulance field placement.
Paramedics are regulated and recertified annually by a physician. They ensure public safety and confidence in the services and care provided.