Peterborough ON – (November 2, 2021) – Fleming College is grateful to Peterborough Paramedics for the donation of a decommissioned ambulance that will be used to train students in the Paramedic program.
The decommissioned ambulance was hand-delivered to Fleming by Deputy Chief of Operations, Christopher Barry, of Peterborough County-City Paramedics on October 25, 2021. Deputy Barry was greeted by students in Fleming’s paramedic program, President Maureen Adamson, Sandra Dupret, Vice President Student Experience and staff members in the School of Health and Wellness to receive the donation.
“This past year has shown the importance of our healthcare workers, and Fleming prides itself on providing students with hands-on, real world experience that prepares them to enter the workforce with confidence to care for our loved ones,” said Fleming President Maureen Adamson. “This ambulance will help our future healthcare workers become equipped with the important skills required to handle the pressures of a demanding frontline career.”
The 2016-model ambulance became surplus after Peterborough County approved the purchase of two new ambulances late last year. Fleming College made a request to Peterborough County-City Paramedics to consider donating an ambulance for use by students and teachers in the School of Health and Wellness, and the request was approved in October.
“Peterborough Paramedics are pleased to donate a decommissioned ambulance to Fleming’s Paramedic program. The hands-on learning that it will provide students with is important as they prepare for work in the field,” said Peterborough Paramedic’s Deputy Chief Christopher Barry.
The ambulance Fleming currently has is due to retire after many years of use, and the replacement will help train students in vehicle monitoring, defensive high-speed driving and maneuvering, as well as safe patient transport. As graduates of Fleming’s Paramedics program, students are qualified as primary care paramedics and are eligible to write the provincial examination. Fleming College has had a relationship with Peterborough Paramedics since the inception of the Paramedic program, and the service is proud to hire many Fleming grads.
About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.
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