Update: EMS Dispatch Consolidation – Northern Consultation Session Added

The Honourable Greg Weadick, Associate Minister for Municipal Affairs, is leading a consultation process to identify the issues that municipalities may face as Alberta Health Services moves to consolidate emergency medical services (EMS) dispatch.

Since last week’s advertisement in Contact, Municipal Affairs has added a fourth session to be held in Grande Prairie on July 3, 2013.

The consultation sessions will offer municipalities a chance to raise potential issues regarding medical first responder services often associated with municipal fire departments. These meetings are a follow-up to the previously scheduled meetings that were cancelled in May. Each municipality will have already received an email invitation along with a discussion paper (attached) that frames the relevant issues.

To attend a session, please RSVP to Lesley MacAllister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your name, the municipality you represent and the session you wish to attend. There is a limit of two participants per municipality.


Leduc– June 20, 2013
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
Large Meeting Room
3916 – 84th Avenue, Leduc
RSVP by June 17, 2013


Lethbridge– June 26, 2013
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Lethbridge Lodge
Aspen Ballroom
320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge
RSVP by June 21, 2013


Grande Prairie– July 3, 2013
10:15 am – 11:45 am
Holiday Inn & Suites
Salon A
9816 – 107 Street, Grande Prairie
RSVP by June 27, 2013


Calgary– July 8, 2013
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Calgary Sheraton Eau Claire
Wildrose South Ballroom
255 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary
RSVP by July 2, 2013

Enquiries may be directed to:

Darren Reedy

Policy Analyst


Kim Heyman

Director, Advocacy & Communications




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