About Us

Saving lives through science, innovation and collaboration.

Rescu works with emergency responders, both land and air, to develop and evaluate processes of care and timely interventions.  Our aim is to improve outcomes for patients suffering life threatening trauma and cardiac emergencies in the out-of-hospital setting.

The largest research program of its kind in Canada, Rescu works with more than twenty EMS and fire services within the Toronto Regional RescuNet that includes Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, Toronto and York regions. We’ve also partnered with the Ontario Air Ambulance, or “Ornge”, which serves the province of Ontario with both fixed wing and helicopter response to field calls and interfacility transfers.

Mission, Vision & Values

EMS and Fire Operators By the Numbers


Responses to patient requests for care each year


Academic and community hospitals where patients are received


Population served across Ontario