Bruce County Paramedics Jim Ainslie and Justin Boucher received Citations for Bravery from the Ontario Provincial Police in an OPP West Region awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 22nd in Chatham, ON.
Paramedics Ainslie and Boucher were recognized with Constable Ed Brunk, Coast Guard Auxiliaries James Cooper and Keith Filby, and members of the public Bernhard Thimian, Michael Walsh, Robert McKitterick, and David Jenkins for their extraordinary actions in a rescue effort at the Kincardine Pier in the Fall of 2020.
“While Bruce County paramedics are highly trained for all types of emergency response, Paramedics Jim Ainslie and Justin Boucher performed extraordinary actions by joining the human chain entering rough waters to make a rescue attempt of individuals swept into the lake by treacherous waves,” says Paramedic Services Chief Steve Schaus. “We are thankful to have Paramedics like them serving our communities and it is a true honour for them to be recognized by our OPP partners.”
“Thank you Paramedics Jim Ainslie and Justin Boucher for your extraordinary actions and service to our region,” said Warden Janice Jackson. “Your Citations for Bravery are well deserved.”
About Bruce County Paramedic Services
Bruce County Paramedic Services employs a staff of about 100 Full-time and Part-time paramedics that provide pre-hospital care to citizens and visitors of Bruce County. We respond to medical and trauma emergencies with a fleet of 12 ambulances and 3 supervisor units that are stationed in 7 communities across the County but can be deployed anywhere as needed.