The County of Haliburton assumed the operation of the service when the province transferred ambulance services to the County in 2000. The County of Haliburton is committed to providing the residents and visitors of Haliburton County with professional, reliable, emergency services. The County has demonstrated its commitment to the people of Haliburton County by increasing the level of service substantially since assuming the operation of ambulance services.
Haliburton County Paramedic Service operates in the County of Haliburton as well as portions of adjoining counties. The service is currently comprised of 24 full time Primary Care Paramedics, as well as a number of part time Primary Care Paramedics. With a growing residential population of approximately 17,000 currently, and a vacationing or transient population of over 50,000 people during the height of vacation time, this is a very busy service. We currently do about 4,000 calls per year, many involving lengthy transfer times to larger urban centers.
- Haliburton- 1 ambulance on x24 hours and 1 ambulance x12 hours 11-23
- Minden – 1 ambulance x 24 hours
- Tory Hill – 1 ambulance x 12 hours 07-19
- 4 front line Ambulances
- 3 spare Ambulances
- 2 Emergency Response Vehicles
- 1 Command Vehicle
These vehicles are ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, when additional resources may be required, there is an extended response time by a regular ambulance to a scene, or whenever there is a serious incident requiring the attendance of management.
Each vehicle is equipped with a laptop computer and vehicle locator programming. This GPS locating software allows our crews to identify 9-1-1 addresses, and ensures our Dispatch is continually aware of each vehicles location, ensuring that the closest vehicle is dispatched to a call.
The Service continues to move forward keeping pace with changes in technology and advances in pre hospital care. The service has moved to the Zoll series of defibrillator/cardiac monitor as well as electronic ambulance call reports.
Management personnel include the Chief, Deputy Chief of Operations, Deputy Chief of Quality Assurance and Education, and an Administrative Assistant. Haliburton County Paramedic Service is continually looking at ways to improve our service to the community, and is an active partner with our allied agencies including each of the municipal fire departments, and police.