The Niagara Paramedic Association (NPA) is not a labour union. We are run 100% by volunteers. The NPA is responsible for promoting the practice of paramedicine in order to ensure the highest level of care for our patients. We are leaders in the advancement of paramedicine and achieve our objectives through public awareness, research and education. We also assist in fundraising for community-based charities. The Niagara Paramedic Association is a chapter of the Ontario Paramedic Association and the Paramedic Association of Canada.