December 12, 2020 – The Paramedic Memorial Bell will be arriving in Lennox and Addington County on Saturday, December 12th as part of its tour to honour Canadian Paramedics who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The Memorial Bell is engraved with the names of 51 paramedics who died while on the job.
From December 12th to the 14th, the Memorial Bell will be transported to Lennox and Addington County’s five ambulance bases, beginning in Denbigh and moving south to Northbrook, Centreville, Napanee and finally to Loyalist Township.
While at the bases, paramedics will have the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by their fellow paramedics across the country. Due to COVID-19 public ceremonies will not be able to occur at the various sites.
The Memorial Bell will be on display at the Napanee Base which is the headquarters for Lennox and Addington Paramedic Services until Monday, December 14th. At that time, the Bell will be handed off to Frontenac Paramedic Services to continue its cross Ontario tour.