CUPE 4848 Membership,

I wish to send the support on behalf of the Executive and I to all CUPE 4848 members involved in remote rescue effort in the Northern part of the province on January 17th.

As Paramedics, we are placed in incidents that involve high stress and emotional situations. We follow policies and procedures to reduce the potential health and safety concerns all the while in front of the public eye. We try to do our best for all members of the public. Unfortunately for some, we cannot change the outcome of these emergencies.

Your Executive understands the challenges you all face every day, and commend all paramedics and dispatchers on your dedication and service you provide to our communities each and every day.

As our profession is ever-changing, and no one call or incident is ever the same, our actions will almost always be called into question on social media nowadays. Please remember that you are not alone and many of us have been there before. 

I encourage any member to reach out if you ever feel the need and know we are always here for you.

Respectfully,

Andrew McLean
President, Local 4848