Coopérative des paramédics de l'Outaouais

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Coat of arms (crest) of Coopérative des paramédics de l'Outaouais

Official blazon

Arms : Gules semé of fir trees Or, on a pile wavy reversed Azure fimbriated Argent a rod of Aesculapius Or
Crest : Issuant from a circle of fleurs-de-lis Or and maple leaves Gules a star of life Azure, its rod of Aesculapius Or, in front of a vol Argent


The arms were officially granted on June 15, 2016.

Burgundy is the historical colour of the Coopérative des paramédics de l’Outaouais, while the yellow is reminiscent of the orange colour of ambulances in the province of Quebec. The rod of Aesculapius is a traditional symbol of medicine and emergency services. The colour blue and the wavy triangle shape allude to the two rivers that border the Outaouais region, the Gatineau River and the Ottawa River. Fir trees evoke the natural environment in which the cooperative works.

The star of life represents emergency medical services. The wings, positioned at the top of the arms, represent the fact that paramedics are often seen as guardian angels for their patients. The elements of the crown refer to the location of the Coopérative des paramédics de l’Outaouais, in both Quebec and Canada.

The motto means “A reassuring presence”.

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