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Progressing towards direct delivery of paramedic services

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Work continues towards providing direct delivery of paramedic services at the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board (DNSSAB).  

They’ve completed the hiring process for the non-union positions of the paramedic services team. 

Stephen Kirk, who has been in the position of Acting Chief for the past two years, will be the new Chief of Paramedic Services as part of a larger move toward direct delivery. 

He brings 21-years of experience as a Primary Care Paramedic, has worked in air ambulance operations, and has supervised operations at the North Bay Central Ambulance Communications Centre.

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The management team that will work with him has also been selected through a competitive process. 

Four superintendents will provide 24/7 system oversight while deputy chiefs all held permanent positions with North Bay Regional Health Centre and were appointed.

“We’re very pleased to have the new Paramedic Services management team in place and welcome all of these individuals to the DNSSAB team,” says DNSSAB Board Chair, Mark King. 

In November, the DNSSAB Board approved the move to direct delivery of paramedic services and anticipates the full transition to be completed on October 1, 2022.

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