_ (Via City of Ottawa) _ ** Ottawa ** – The City of Ottawa welcomes Anthony Di Monte as the General Manager of Emergency and Protective Services. Mr. Di Monte previously served as Acting General Manager of this department, and as Chief of the Ottawa Paramedic Service.
Anthony Di Monte has 37 years of experience in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) sector, including as Regional Director for _ Urgences Santé _ in Montreal. In 2000 he assumed the responsibility of the York Region Emergency Medical Services as both Chief and General Manager. In 2001 he became the first Chief of EMS for the newly amalgamated City of Ottawa and coordinated and implemented the delivery of an EMS service for the municipal government of our Nation’s Capital.
Chief Di Monte has faced numerous events of significance. These events include being the EMS Incident Commander at the Central Station bombing in Montreal in 1984, the Papal visit to Montreal in 1984, the shootings at University of Montreal in 1989, and the shootings at Concordia University in 1992. In Ottawa, he led the response during the bus / train collision in 2013 and the shooting at the War Memorial in 2014. ** Quotes ** “On behalf of Council and the residents of Ottawa, I am pleased to have Anthony Di Monte take on this role. His wealth of experience in emergency services and his leadership in times of crisis ensures that the health and safety of Ottawa residents is in very good hands.”
-Mayor Jim Watson
“Anthony Di Monte has contributed much to this City in his career. We are fortunate to have such an accomplished and dedicated individual taking the reins of this demanding and essential service.”
-City Manager Steve Kanellakos ** Quick Facts: **
* Commendations and Awards: * The Governor General’s EMS Exemplary Service Medal in 2002 * Decorated by the Montreal Fire Department for Bravery for heroic conduct at Francon Quarry in 1983 * Received commendation from the Ontario Provincial Police for an accident on Highway 401 in the City of Port Hope in 1981 * Received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal * Governor General’s Commendation for the shootings at the War Memorial. * He also received the McNally award and the Ontario award for Paramedic bravery for the war memorial shootings * Paramedic Long Service Award * Chief Di Monte’s volunteer work includes being on the Board of Directors for the Montfort Hospital Foundation * He was named the Honorary Colonel of the 28 field ambulance Canadian Armed Forces by the Minister of National Defence.