Lanark County has new deputy chief paramedic

LANARK COUNTY – Breanne Lapointe has been named the new Deputy Chief of the Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS), effective Aug. 31 the paramedic service released in a statement Sept. 11.

“Breanne has more than 14 years of experience as a paramedic with Lanark County and other services,” the LCPS released in a statement.

Lapointe joined LCPS as a primary care paramedic in May 2006. During her career, Lapointe has progressed to the position of superintendent, and most recently, acting commander of professional standards.

“In addition to her experience with LCPS, Breanne’s background as an advanced care paramedic and facilitator with the Regional Paramedic Program of Eastern Ontario makes her very well-suited for this position,” LCPS Chief Travis Mellema said. “Congratulations Breanne!”

The LCPS is operated by Almonte General Hospital under contract with the County of Lanark. The LCPS is the sole provider of emergency medical response within the County of Lanark – a service district encompassing 3,074 square kilometres with a population of approximately 70,000 people.