Realignment of Land Ambulance in the Rainy River District:
1997 Province announces Local Services Realignment (downloading) for implementation in January 1, 1998
1998 Province announces they will upload 50% of Land Ambulance and Public Health
Fall 1999, Province requests interested Municipalities and DSSABs put in offers to operate Land Ambulance commencing January 1, 2001
Rainy River DSSAB is successful and is named the Designated Delivery Agent (DDA) for Land Ambulance Delivery in the District of Rainy River
January 1, 2001 as the DDA the RRDSSAB is responsible for ensuring the proper provision of Land Ambulance Services in the District of Rainy River in accordance with the needs of the persons within the District
January 1, 2001 the RRDSSAB agrees to a one year contract with Atikokan General Hospital and Riverside Health Care Facilities while a review is conducted
January 2, 2002, RRDSSAB extends the contract with the current Operators for an additional five (5) years.
In 2006, following several reviews of service delivery the RRDSSAB elects to delivery Land Ambulance directly commencing January 1, 2007
January 1, 2007, direct operations of Land Ambulance commences with the transfer of approximately forty-seven Paramedics from the existing hospital providers, Rainy River District Emergency Medical Services (RRDEMS) is created.
January 1, 2016, the service is renamed to Rainy River District Paramedic Services (RRDPS) to reflect the continuing changes in the roles and expectation of Paramedics across the Province and District