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EMS dispatcher talks couple through birth of their daughter

With the assistance of an EMS dispatcher, a father delivered a baby girl in an Uber vehicle near a busy East York intersection.

On Jan. 18, Anita Thompson, a Toronto Emergency Medical Services dispatcher had nearly finished her 12-hour shift when she got a call. An anxious father and his wife, who had gone into labour, were travelling in an Uber vehicle en route to a hospital. Thompson said the father explained that the Uber driver had pulled off the road at Overlea Boulevard and Thorncliffe Park Drive, so the ambulance sent by Thompson could rendezvous and assist the parents. Thompson described the scene inside the Uber.

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City puts off decision on designating EMS essential

Paramedics helped save the life of Giorgio Mammoliti’s daughter even before she was born, proving how essential Toronto Emergency Medical Services is, the Ward 7 councillor says. “My daughter would never have been born if it weren’t for the preliminary assessment when [EMS staff] got to my house two months earlier,” Mammoliti said Tuesday at city hall.

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Special needs family gets dream home

Rooms that are too small, halls that are too narrow and endless flights of stairs are an everyday struggle for Mathi and her special-needs children. Having two kids who are confined to wheelchairs only adds to the stresses of her everyday life.