Photo of the Week: New masks help Canada paramedics safely 'face' the public
The Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) masks provide increased safety "with an added bonus of a smiling face"
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This week's Photo of the Week comes from Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service in Ontario, Canada, showing off the new high-tech masks worn by its crewmembers. The 3M Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) masks "will help to increase their safety as they continue to provide exceptional with an added bonus of a smiling face," the service wrote.
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