The Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal was created by the Governor General of Canada in 1994 to recognize professionals in the provision of prehospital emergency medical services who have performed their duties in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry, and efficiency.
The Medal may be awarded to any person who:
(a) is an emergency medical services employee on or after October 31, 1991;
(b) has completed at least 20 years of service in EMS, where at least 10 years of which have been served in the performance of duties involving potential risk, as determined by the Advisory Committee; and
(c) has a record of high standard and exemplary service as to merit award of the Medal.
Nominations received by the Alberta Awards Committee are forwarded to the Advisory Committee which reviews nominee eligibility, and if acceptable, submits nominations to the Chancellery, the branch of the Office of the Governor General responsible for the administration of honours. The Chancellery then submits the nominations to the Governor General for approval. The annual deadline for nominations is November 30th.