Aside from the obvious, responding to '911' calls and render emergency care for patients, the Paramedics of OPSEU Local 250 participate in numerous public events, charity fundraisers, and injury prevention programs, often on their own time as volunteers.
Some examples of how OPSEU Local 250 Paramedics give back to their communities include:
- "Hockey Night in Grey County" - charity hockey fundraiser against local radio station "The Bull Try Hards"
- "Stuff-The-Ambulance" Food Drives - collecting non-perishable food items for local food banks
- "Movember" - raising awareness and funds for men's physical and mental health issues through facial hair
- "Wheel Chair Relay" - charity event benefitting the Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
- "Walk-A-Mile" - raising awareness about domestic violence
- "Tim's Camp Day" - assisting & fundraising at Tim Horton's Camp Days in June
- "Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day" - partnering with police to collect unused / expired medications
- "Touch-A-Truck" - children's fair / vehicle display
- "Stem Cell Challenge" - holding stem cell / bone marrow donor registry days
- hosting information booths, demonstrations and vehicle displays at local seniors days, health fairs, schools, malls, markets and other public venues
- participating in local Santa Claus Parades and Remembrance Day Ceremonies
- giving tours, presentations and demonstrations at local EMS stations and other venues for community organizations
- providing public education and injury prevention campaigns through local media via television, radio and newspapers