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Chatham-Kent Paramedic Receives Award of Bravery

Company - MEMSO Chatham-Kent

September 30, 2014

CHATHAM-KENT, ON September 26, 2014, Chatham-Kent EMS Paramedic, Ken Langlois was the recipient of the N.H. McNally Award for Bravery last night at the annual Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs Honours and Awards Gala in London.

The N.H McNally Award was established in 1976 in honour of Dr. Norman McNally, the father of Ontario’s ambulance system. The Award in his name recognizes acts of conspicuous bravery by pre-hospital professionals in the performance of their duties, and has a rich history of acknowledging paramedics who have risked their lives to rescue or protect others from harm. It is only presented when richly deserved.

While en route to a provide stand-by coverage‎ the ambulance that Ken was in was involved in a serious head on collision. Despite the trauma he suffered Ken began treating his partner and the driver of the other vehicle (both of whom suffered serious injuries) until responding units arrived on the scene.

The management and staff of Medavie EMS Ontario Chatham-Kent are proud of Ken’s outstanding service and dedication to our patients and the community.

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