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PARAMEDICS and firefighters have been ordered to put away their personal cellphones when they're on the job.

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PARAMEDICS and firefighters have been ordered to put away their personal cellphones when they’re on the job.

The City of Winnipeg says the new rule is part of its “electronics and camera use in the workplace” policy that took effect Oct. 25.

“The purpose of this policy is to ensure that legislation such as the Highway Traffic Act and the Personal Health Information Act are adhered to by all employees of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service,” a city spokeswoman said in an email Wednesday.

“The policy serves to prevent distractions in the workplace and help ensure the safety and privacy of all personnel, the public and patients.”

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