108 Ontario paramedics receive exemplary service medals

14 Oct 108 Ontario paramedics receive exemplary service medals

On Thursday, October 6, the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) awarded 108 paramedics the Governor General’s Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal. These paramedics come from 28 of the province’s 56 paramedic services, including nine paramedics from Ornge air ambulance service.

The award is presented to paramedics who have served for at least twenty years providing the highest quality of care. To qualify, at least ten of the years of service must have been on duty in the field – whether on the street or in the air – involving potential risk to the individual. Nominees can be currently active, retired or deceased.

“We have so many dedicated paramedics in Ontario and the OAPC is proud to present these medals every year,” said OAPC President, Chief Michael Sanderson. “These 108 professionals have shown up every day for over a decade putting the care for their communities first. It’s an honour to recognize them.”
The Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal was created in 1994 by the late Governor General Romeo LeBlanc, as a component of the Canadian Honours System. Since the award’s inception, there have been approximately 2,100 Ontario recipients of the medal.

Click here for the full media release, which includes the full list of this year’s recipients.