The Emergency Health Services Exemplary Service Medal was created in 1994. It’s part of a national recognition program for people who work in high-risk jobs that enhance Canada’s public safety. In addition to paramedics, police, firefighters, corrections officers, coast guard members and peace officers are also eligible for exemplary service medals.
Recipients must have demonstrated exemplary service in their careers for at least 20 years, including 10 years in an emergency medical services position that involves potential risk.
For more information on the awards, visit www.gg.ca.