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No one wants to find themselves in an emergency or health-related issue, but it's important to be prepared. Understanding the role and capabilities of emergency and community health services will help to keep residents safer and in control of their own health.

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Canadian Mental Health Association
Karen Gignac - Manager, Mental Health Services
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
Dr. Wajid Ahmed - Associate Medical Officer of Health
Leamington and Area Family Health Team
Dr. Sheila Horen - Lead Physician
Lisa Durocher - Clinical Lead
Shoppers Drug Mart
Elisa Braccio - Pharmacist and Owner
Windsor Regional Hospital
Theresa Morris - Director of Emergency Services


up to 85% of cardiac arrests occur in public places or at home.

Knowing CPR can help improve ones chances of survival.


stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in canada.

Healthy lifestyle choices can help reduce your chances of having a stroke.



in 2016, ewems responded
to over 47,000 medical emergencies in our community.

That's an average of over 35,000 hours of patient contact time!


calling 911 does not
guarantee you will be
assessed by a physician

All patients are prioritized based on the severity of their condition.



ewems actively participates in the party program...

...educating our youth on the dangers of drugs, alcohol and distracted driving.


ewems recently established a community room at the children's safety village.

We are working hard at educating our youth on who Paramedics are and when to utilize them.



CALL 911

ways to help


Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

Signs of stroke such as numbness, slurred speech, severe headache, weakness on the face or loss of consciousness.

Any symptoms of a heart attack including chest pain, pain in the left arm or the jaw, sudden weakness or dizziness.

Any life or limb threatening injury.

Have a list of past medical history on-hand.

Ensure all medication is accessible.

Make sure your address is visible from the road.

When you see their lights, pull to the right.

click here for more information on essex windsor ems and how to prepare for an emergency.
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Yesterday, our Vulnerable Patient Navigators underwent training in using ClinicalConnect software. This very important tool will be used to better understand our most vulnerable patients medical history and needs. This will allow us to provide them support, by making connections to available resources in our community. End goal? Keeping our patients happy, healthy and at home, where they want to be. Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network ...

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Paramedic Giselle Bacon was recognized as a Hero in the Community, at the Windsor Spitfires game. Giselle is a 15 year veteran with Essex Windsor EMS and is known for putting others first, both at and outside of work. Giselle was an integral part in getting the Fight Like Mason Foundation Super Hero Beanie Buddies into every ambulance in our service for all of our little super hero patients. #GoSpitsGo! ...

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Thank you to Jeff Elston from @ClinicalConnect for training our Vulnerable Patient Navigators yesterday. Very soon our VPN's will be able to use this tool to help better understand the care their patients need. @ESCLHIN

What a great day at safety village! Many thanks to @EssexWindsorEMS for a fun morning of interactive learning!


Congratulations to Paramedic Giselle Bacon for being recognized as a local Hero in our Community at today's @SpitsHockey game! Giselle is the reason #FightLikeMason Beannie Buddies are in every local ambulance!

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