National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

A tribute to our heroes—Paramedics! Order today! Your pure silver coin salutes Canada’s paramedics—those who rush to save people in medical distress. Whether they’re called to an accident, illness or the scene of a violent crime, these frontline responders must be quick thinking and decisive, often with a hefty dose of courage. The design of Read More …

PSW Expanding Care: 183 years of Nova Scotia EMS

In 1973, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS, its practitioners and the important work they do in responding to medical emergencies. In Nova Scotia, a strike had been avoided and the newly formed Ambulance Operators Association of Nova Scotia established itself as the voice of pre-hospital professionals. Over the next forty decades, Read More …

What we have lost…

In the QEII Halifax Infirmary ER there used to be two ambulance pictures, one was a horse and ambulance wagon and the other was a Cadillac ambulance hearse. The Nova Scotia Paramedic Society is concerned because to this day no one has been able to tell us who were these ambulance attendants or why the Read More …