Program Development

Psychological Health & Safety for Paramedics

Mausz & Johnston 2019 - Paramedic experiences with workplace violence.pdf

Read the Report

Paramedics in Peel Region share their experiences with workplace violence

Violence Against Paramedics

The growing and complex problem of violence against paramedics has been described in the research community as an important public health issue - and with good reason: paramedics are a vital part of our community safety net; yet every day they run the risk of being abused, threatened, or assaulted in the course of their duties.

Together with Dr. Elizabeth Donnelly, I'm part of a team within Peel Regional Paramedic Services working to protect our paramedics from violence and mitigate the long-term health risks that come with it. The External Violence Against Paramedics (EVAP) potrfolio includes, among other things:

  • Developing an innovative point-of-event reporting process to document, track, and follow-up on incidents of violence perpetrated against paramedics

  • Providing paramedics with the tools, training, and procedural safeguards they need to stay safe

  • Raising the public consciousness on the harms from violence paramedics face in their work through a comprehensive public awareness campaign

  • Conducting research to better understand the scope of the problem, its consequences for paramedics, and the ways we can work collaboratively to strengthen paramedic safety

It is never acceptable to assault paramedics.

EVAP Research Collaboration.pdf

Collaborate With Us

If you're involved with paramedic service delivery in your region, learn about how you can join our research collaboration

Mausz_Donnelly_OAPC Webinar Slides v1.2.pdf

Learn More

Find out more about the External Violence Against Paramedics (EVAP) program of work from a recent presentation to the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs

COVID-19: High-Risk Response Team

Peel Region's High-Risk Response Team (HRRT) was a specialized, first of its kind team in Canada launched at the beginning of the pandemic to provide high quality, life-saving care to the most critically ill patients in our communities