Ambulance and Paramedic Services

In an emergency: Please call 911 for police, fire, ambulance and paramedic services.
Learn how you can be prepared in case of an emergency.

Northumberland Paramedics provides emergency health care and non-emergency community paramedicine services. We are committed to providing excellent service and care to our patients and community. To learn more, please see our Service Commitment.

Paramedic Services Week Children's Art Contest 

In celebration of Paramedic Services Week from May 19-25, 2024, children in Northumberland ages 10 and under are invited to showcase their artistic talents and help decorate the halls of our local paramedic bases for the chance to win a prize!

This year’s theme, “Help us, Help You,” focuses on sharing tips and messaging about how community members can best support paramedics and other emergency services personnel in the event of an emergency.

How to participate

  1. Download the ‘Help Us, Help You’ drawing page below.
  2. Draw a picture highlighting how families can support paramedic services in our community. 
  3. Submit your artwork by Wednesday, May 22 by email or drop it off in the drop box labelled “Plumbing and Septic”, located outside of the front entrance of the Northumberland Paramedic office at 600 William Street in Cobourg.

Each participant will be entered into a random draw and two lucky winners will receive a fun paramedic-themed toy!

 Download the drawing page 

Quick facts about our team

  • We responded to over 25,000 calls in 2022  
  • We employ more than 100 Primary Care and Advanced Care Paramedics
  • We have six response stations from which we serve the municipalities of Northumberland
  • We have a fleet of 14 ambulances, four emergency response vehicles and a community support vehicle

Ambulance bases

Response stations are located strategically throughout the county to provide quick responses to emergency calls. Please note that paramedics may not always be at the station — always call 911 in an emergency

Non-emergency in-home health services 

Northumberland Paramedics' Community Paramedicine programs delivers free, non-emergency in-home health care directly to residents in need. Please visit our Community Paramedicine page for more information.

Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) program 

Northumberland Paramedics manages a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) program, maintaining Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in many community facilities throughout Northumberland County. These AEDs are provided for access by members of the public in response to cardiac arrest.

Learn CPR 

Knowing CPR and First Aid could help save a life. Find out how you can learn CPR and First Aid.

Careers with Northumberland Paramedics 

Northumberland Paramedics are certified as either Primary Care Paramedics (PCP) or Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP). PCPs have received at least two years of college education, along with continuing medical education four times per year. Advanced Care Paramedics have received the foundational two years of college education, as well as at least one additional year of specialized education, and attend continuing education sessions four times per year.

Job postings for roles with Northumberland Paramedics will be posted to the County's Jobs with the County page.

View current job postings

Becoming a paramedic 

Many colleges in Ontario offer Primary Care and Advanced Care Paramedic programs. Learn about available programs by visiting the Ontario Colleges website.


Contact us

Share feedback

Submit a compliment, complaint or feedback by completing our Northumberland Paramedics Feedback form. Alternatively, you may call the Paramedic Duty Superintendent at 1-866-660-8612. 

Obtain a patient care record

Patient privacy is important to us. Please refer to the information below on how to apply to obtain a patient care record:

Requests from patients or those authorized on their behalf

A detailed application form is required to request the release of patient health information (PHI). In order from Northumberland Paramedics to disclose PHI, we must obtain consent of the individual to whom the information pertains or their legally identified substitute decision maker. PHI will only be disclosed for reasons allowed under the Personal health Information protection Act (PHIPA) 2004. 

You may complete the application form online however, due to the nature of these requests, you may also present government-issued identification (ID) in person prior to the release of any documents. You may present ID at the time of document pick-up at 600 William Street, Suite 300, Cobourg. 

Should you have any questions about the process please contact us. 

Request from law enforcement agencies

We ask our law enforcement partners please contact us for more information.