Shane Muir, Chief of EMS

EMS - Shane MuirWelcome 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.

Superior North Emergency Medical Services is committed to bringing innovative and patient centred emergency medical and healthcare services to the City and District of Thunder Bay. SNEMS headquarters is located in the heart of Northwestern Ontario and services 15 municipalities including the City of Thunder Bay. We provide a robust complement if healthcare and emergency services that support our communities in their time of need. 

SNEMS employs highly trained professional Primary Care and Advanced Care Paramedics who respond to a variety of Medical and trauma 911 emergencies and also have opportunities to support as Community Paramedics to provide public health initiatives and clinical based care. With resolute compassion and dedication, paramedics serve the public to the greatest standard in medical care.

The paramedics are supported by a dedicated administrative and management team that provides the backbone of a strong and cohesive group of professionals. SNEMS Paramedics are reinforced by an internal Joint health and Safety Team and Wellness Coordinator who provide a healthy compliment of tools and resource access to care for our dedicated team. We incorporate a Peer Support network as a valuable tool that keeps the health and safety of our paramedics on the forefront.

SNEMS responds to the emergency healthcare needs of a diverse population group that expands over the vast district of Thunder Bay and serves a base population of over 150,000 northern community members as well as visitors to the region. SNEMS provides 911 response from 19 stations with a fleet of 53 vehicles  to serve the needs of our district.

Superior North EMS is honoured to acknowledge that we are situated on the traditional land of the Anishnaabe in the Robinson-Superior Treaty territory. The Anishnaabe have long been stewards of this beautiful environment and we thank all generations of peoples who have taken care of this land for thousands of years. We are grateful to be part of providing services to the honoured First Nations communities who we recognize have a deeply historic connection to the lands and people we serve. We recognize the hardships experienced since the signing of the treaties and respect treaty relationships. SNEMS would like to offer gratitude to the First Nations who allowed us to settle on Turtle Island. We value the contributions of the Metis, Inuit, and other indigenous peoples have made in developing and strengthening our Communities, our province and Canada as a whole.

Some areas that we serve include following municipalities and First Nation communities:

  • Kakabeka
  • Shuniah
  • Nipigon
  • Red Rock 
  • Beardmore
  • Terrace Bay 
  • Schreiber 
  • Longlac
  • Geraldton
  • Nakina
  • Marathon
  • Manitouwadge
  • City of Thunder Bay 
  • Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek - Rocky Bay 
  • Animiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek - Lake Nipigon Reserve 
  • Bingwi Neeyaashi Anishinaabek - Sand Point First Nation 
  • Ginoogaming Fist Nation 
  • Long Lake no. 58 First Nation 
  • Whitesand 
  • Gull Bay 
  • Aroland 
  • Red Rock - Lake Helen 
  • Pays Plat 
  • Fort William 
  • Biigtigong Nashnaabeg - Pic River 
  • Pic Mobert 
  • Lac Des Mille Lacs 
  • Flying Post First Nation - Nipigon 

         Shane Muir 
         Chief of EMS 

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