Welcome to Côte Saint-Luc
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Bienvenue aux Services médicaux
d’urgence (SMU) de Côte Saint-Luc
Côte Saint-Luc EMS is a unique service that provides emergency response to the population of Côte Saint-Luc.
Each year, EMS volunteers respond to more than 3,000 calls, arriving on scene within the first few minutes of an emergency and often making the difference between life and death.
The primary function of EMS is to provide first response for life-threatening or serious medical emergencies received through the 9-1-1 system. EMS arrives in the first crucial moments, equipped with an external automated defibrillator (AED), oxygen and airway management supplies, spinal immobilisation equipment, trauma supplies and certain emergency medications. In addition to responding to medical calls, EMS also responds to certain fire calls within the city and is on scene at major events to provide rapid medical treatment to those in need.
Founded in 1964 as the Emergency Measures Organization (EMO), the mission of Côte Saint-Luc Emergency Medical Services is:
To provide the highest quality medical care and assistance to the residents of and visitors to Côte Saint-Luc, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, through rapid response, dedicated quality intervention and unparalleled compassion, integrity and care.
Today, over 100 volunteers provide over 20,000 hours of volunteer service to the community annually. EMS members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, age groups, education and backgrounds. Collectively, EMS speaks over 15 different languages.
Côte Saint-Luc EMS responds to a wide variety of emergencies, including chest pain, respiratory distress, falls, traffic accidents, diabetic emergencies, strokes and allergic reactions. CPR and AED courses are offered to the public, through the Parks and Recreation Department.
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