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Matthew Harris
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  • Peterborough, Ontario
  • Canada
  • Paramedic/EMT-I/EMT-D
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Matthew Harris replied to Steven Sean Humphreys's discussion Ballistics vests for EMS?
"Sorry your volunteers have a point. If a piece of equipment is justifiable for health and safety reasons for one group, then it should be made available for all that are responding. In fact, I'd argue that you increase your potential liability…"
Mar 20, 2012
Matthew Harris is now friends with Bill Niemeck and karl thomas montalvo
Mar 2, 2012
Matthew Harris replied to Michelle Barbeau's discussion What special features and cool accessories are on your ambulances?
"- All LED lighting. - Red lens map light above the passenger seat. (simple, but I love it) - Back-up camera and reversing sensors on the back bumper - Squad bench is now being phased out for captain's chair. Console beside the captain's…"
Feb 1, 2012
Matthew Harris replied to Cameron's discussion What Do You In Your Pockets/Backpack?
"In my pockets as little as possible. I like to keep most of it on my duty belt so I can be nice and comfy when/if I finally get to lay down. In my cargo pockets I keep my drug guide and quick reference book. In my pants pockets I keep my wallet and…"
Jan 10, 2012
Matthew Harris replied to theNaptownMedic's discussion Night Pay
"Wow, the UK's got the better deal by far. We get an additional $0.90/hr for night and weekend shifts."
Jan 10, 2012
Matthew Harris replied to karl thomas montalvo's discussion nremt to canada
"The NREMT-B will get you no recognition in Ontario. It's closest equivalent is Emergency Medical Responder which is not a level used in EMS outside first responders."
Nov 4, 2011
Matthew Harris replied to Jennifer Berry's discussion How does your company handle schedules?
"My service has a full time scheduling office that works 7 days a week from 0700 to 2300, consisting of a Superintendent, Scheduling and Deployment, a Lead Scheduler and half a dozen Schedulers (only the Superintendent is a uniformed, Paramedic…"
Jul 16, 2011
Matthew Harris replied to mike g's discussion What does everyone wear?!
"Whatever the lowest qualified bidder for the RFP was this year."
Jun 23, 2011
Matthew Harris replied to Lauren Hardcastle's discussion Denis Leary to Debut New Paramedic Comedy Series
"They should just try to take the approach of Scrubs. Keep the medicine bang on. Don't try to make it glamorous, just a back drop for a show about quirky characters."
Jun 23, 2011
Matthew Harris replied to mike g's discussion What To Keep In A Gear Bag
"My PPE bag is a 5.11 "Street Pro" gear bag.  Galls Main compartment: - Helmet - Hi-vis vest - Splash pants and rain coat depending on the weather   Main compartment behind the divider - Whatever book I have on the go - Latest…"
May 5, 2011
Matthew Harris joined Dean Wilkinson's group


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May 4, 2011
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May 4, 2011
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Third Service EMS

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May 4, 2011
Matthew Harris joined Skip Kirkwood's group

Honor Guards, Pipe Bands, Ceremonial Units

For those interested in sharing ideas about ceremonies and other aspects of "honoring our fallen."
May 4, 2011
Matthew Harris replied to Lauren Hardcastle's discussion Plans for 2011 EMS Week?
"I won't be doing much because unfortunately my platoon is on for pretty much the whole week.   My service has an EMS Week committee and a couple of staff on paid secondment for a couple of weeks to help organize events (on top of our full…"
Apr 25, 2011
Matthew Harris replied to Allison Moen's discussion Going Green?
"My Service has just starting trial an anti-idle system on a few of our trucks. The system monitors the temperature inside the vehicle and the load on the batteries. When the vehicle is placed in park, the anti-theft system engaged and the keys…"
Mar 11, 2011

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Municipal Agency
Primary Department/Agency Name
York Region EMS
Years in EMS/Public Safety

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