Haliburton County paramedics are crushing their targets when it comes to emergency response times.

According to County Chief of Paramedic Services Tim Waite, his medics either met, or surpassed the county’s goals.

For example, the paramedic aims to get to someone suffering from a heart attack in six minutes or less from when they are dispatched 20 per cent of the time.

According to Waite, county paramedics made it to the most urgent calls over 30 per cent of the time.

The Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale goes from one-to-five with level five being the least urgent and sets standards for response times.

In giving his update to county council, Waite praised his team noting that paramedics sometimes have to travel a long distance to get to patients in remote areas.

When it comes to getting to calls within 25 or 30 minutes, paramedics are making it on time or sooner over 92 per cent of the time.