Stamp honouring paramedics unveiled in Fredericton

Canada Post has a new stamp that honours the country's paramedics for providing life-saving medical care to Canadians.

The unveiling at the Ambulance New Brunswick headquarters in Fredericton is the first of five stamps to reflect Canadians' gratitude for all emergency responders
 
The stamp honours the skilled, highly-trained and compassionate front-line emergency responders who provide medical care on the scene and en route to hospital. Whether it's responding to natural disasters and emergencies in our communities, they attend virtually any situation and Canada Post says their expertise and professionalism has saved countless lives.
 
Canada Post and the stamp designers consulted with the Paramedic Association of Canada, which represents more than 20,000 practitioners, to ensure the stamp image is representative of paramedics in Canada.
 
The other Emergency Responders stamps pay tribute to the Canadian Armed Forces, search and rescue experts, firefighters and police. All five stamps reflect Canadians' respect and gratitude for the skills, service and sacrifices of the men and women who protect Canadians, sometimes by risking their own lives.
 
The stamp honouring members of the Canadian Armed Forces will be unveiled at Base Valcartier in Quebec Tuesday. A stamp honouring search and rescue experts will be unveiled in Banff, Alta. on Wednesday. The firefighters stamp will be unveiled in Halifax on Thursday and a stamp paying tribute to police officers will be unveiled in Ottawa on Friday.

The stamps will be available for purchase on canadapost.ca and at postal outlets across Canada as of Friday, September 14.