Eight Chatham-Kent EMS Paramedics were the recipients of the Governor General’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Exemplary Service Medal recently.
The medal was created in 1994 by the late Governor General Romeo LeBlanc, as a component of the Canadian Honours System.
The award is presented to paramedics who have served for at least 20 years in a meritorious manner, characterized by the highest standards of good conduct, industry and efficiency.
To qualify, at least 10 of these years of service must have been street level (or air) duty involving potential risk to the individual. Nominees must have been employees on or after Oct. 31, 1991, but may now be active, retired or deceased.
The 2016 Chatham-Kent EMS Exemplary Service Medal recipients are: Christopher Allsop, Paul Fontaine Nicholas Leclerc, Michael Manery, Anthony Metayer, David Mireault, Stephen Pancino, and Mark Shaw.
“On behalf of the paramedic staff and management team at Medavie EMS Ontario Chatham-Kent, I would like to congratulate the medal recipients and acknowledge their hard work and dedication to the paramedic profession and the patients they serve every day,” said general manager Steve Pancino.