Paramedic Services

The Board has been tasked under the Ambulance Act to insure provision of Land Ambulance to all citizens in the district of Nipissing with a 50/50 cost share between the municipalities and the province, for the total cost of ambulance services.

Note: Ambulance services to the Nipissing and Temagami First Nations are directly funded by the province.

The following are key components to provide quality Paramedic Services in Nipissing District:

Nipissing Ambulance Service Providers and Paramedics

  • DNSSAB contracts out the delivery of paramedic services to three service providers in Nipissing District. These providers are certified and inspected by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care every three years (minimum).
  • The service providers have 80+ highly skilled and trained Paramedics providing quality emergency medical services throughout the district.

Emergency First Response Teams (EFRT)

  • There are also EFRT volunteer members that operate in some of the rural areas of Nipissing District, including Nipissing North & South (unincorporated areas).
  • The EFRTs provide first aid and CPR where the need arises in order to keep the patient comfortable until the ambulance arrives on scene.

Ambulance Dispatch

  • The North Bay Central Ambulance Communications Centre provides emergency medical communications services 24 hours/day, 7 days/ week for an area of approximately 60,000 square kilometers (covering Nipissing, Parry Sound, and Temiskaming Districts).

Ambulance Bases and Fleet

  • There are five ambulance bases operating in Nipissing District: North Bay, Mattawa, West Nipissing, Temagami, and South Algonquin.
  • The bases have a combined fleet of 21 ambulance vehicles.

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