ALBERTA EMERGENCY SERVICE MEDAL
This Provincial Medal recognizes good conduct for those with over 12 years of service in Alberta. Recipients of the Medal (pictured left) may also be nominated to receive a subsequent Bar at 22, 32 and 40 years of service.
Presentations of the Medal and subsequent Bars are the responsibility of the Nominator. The Alberta EMS Awards Committee does not coordinate a presentation ceremony for this award.
Note: Self-nominations are not accepted.
BACKGROUND & ELIGIBILITY
The Alberta Emergency Services Medal and subsequent Bars were created by the Alberta Government to recognize Emergency Medical Services and Dispatch personnel who have completed 12 years of service (Medal), 22 years (bronze bar), 32 years (silver bar) and 40 years (gold bar). To be eligible for the Alberta Emergency Services Medal and Bars, nominees must have been serving on or after January 1, 2000. In addition to EMS and Dispatch personnel, members of Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue, Search and Rescue, and Alberta Sustainable Resources organizations are also eligible for the award. Personnel must have undertaken all required phases of training and duty prescribed by their respective municipalities and ministries and must be certified by their administrative authority as efficient and in every way deserving of the award.
This is a long service award and relies on an outline of employment history by the nominator. The nominator is responsible for arranging the presentation of the Medal to recipients. Therefore, nominations are best completed by the current employer (supervisor, manager or director). Note: Periods of service outside Alberta cannot be used towards eligibility for this award.
More information about the Alberta Emergency Services Medal is available on the Government of Alberta’s website.