Five of Niagara’s paramedics were recognized last evening with the Emergency Services Exemplary Service Medal at the Ontario Association of Paramedic conference gala in Ottawa.
Lieutenant-General Richard Rohmer, on behalf of the Governor General, presented awards to Niagara EMS paramedics Mary Homorodean, Jeff Marshall, Jon Brunarski, Lindsay Prioriello, and Daniel Kress.
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. This award is presented to paramedics who have served for the last twenty years in meritorious manner, characterized by the highest standards of good conduct, industry and efficiency. To qualify, at least ten of these years of service must have been on street level (or air) duty involving potential risk to the individual. Since the inception of this prestigious award there have been approximately 1,900 Ontario medal recipients.
"I am incredibly proud of the amazing and dedicated staff that received the prestigious Emergency Services Exemplary Service Medal. It was my honour to witness Niagara EMS Paramedics walk across the stage and be commended on 20 years of meritorious service in the profession and their contributions to their communities."
~ Niagara EMS Chief, Kevin Smith
"On behalf of Regional Council, I would like to both thank, and congratulate, these five paramedics for making more than 20 years of contributions to community safety throughout the entire region. These paramedics have outstanding records of service and leadership, and their efforts have had a resounding impact throughout Niagara. This recognition at the provincial level as recipients of the Emergency Services Exemplary Medal for Meritorious Service is to be commended."
~ Regional Chair, Alan Caslin
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