Friday July 8 marked the first International Paramedics Day – celebrating the important work undertaken by paramedics, private patient transport ambos, emergency call takers and dispatchers around the world.

As experts in providing unscheduled care in unpredictable environments, paramedics play a critical role in our healthcare system and emergency response, from on-road paramedics to those working in the industrial, defence and humanitarian sectors, community paramedics, flight paramedics and everything in between.

We celebrated their contribution to public health and the community to deliver quality patient care.