Wayne Gates, Chief of EMS

Wayne Gates standing in front of an ambulanceWelcome to the website of The Superior North Emergency Medical Service. We hope you find the site to be informative and useful. To maintain a beneficial and practical site, we appreciate and need your feedback. Your comments, suggestions, and requests for information sent on our feedback form will be reviewed by the most appropriate member of our management team, and they will report back to you.

The Superior North Emergency Medical Service is comprised of 210 front line paramedics. Our paramedics are trained, highly skilled individuals. In addition to the work they do each day, each paramedic is required to complete 24 hours of continued medical education each year. With unwavering dedication and compassion, our paramedics are there to provide medical attention to a variety of injuries and conditions and do so under the guidance of a physician. They are professional, they are community minded, and they are committed to providing the best care possible.

The Superior North Emergency Medical Service administrative team consists of 22 very dedicated individuals committed to providing our front line paramedics with the tools and support they need to meet the challenges they encounter on the calls they respond to daily. A recent addition to this team was the Coordinator and Analyst for the Community Paramedicine program. Community paramedics are trained, experienced paramedics who conduct home visits, health clinics, and public education. The intent is to provide non-emergent, pro-active health care which helps reduce the 911 demand for service and emergency hospital department visits.

Some facts at a glance about The Superior North Emergency Medical Service:

  • We work out of 19 stations
  • Stations are located in: Thunder Bay, Kakabeka Falls, Shuniah, Armstrong, Nipigon, Red Rock, Schreiber, Marathon, Longlac, Geraldton, Beardmore, Upsala, Nakina, Manitouwadge, Terrace Bay
  • We have a fleet of 52 vehicles
  • We respond to approximately 40,000 calls per year/109 calls per day
  • We respond to a diverse geographical area of over 103,720 km with a population base of 150,000

Please remember, think safe, play safe, and be safe. Let’s not meet by accident and help save a life, learn CPR today.

Wayne Gates

Chief of EMS

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