Provincial and Federal Awards
The Alberta Government, Paramedic Pay It Forward Award and the Governor General of Canada recognize emergency medical service professionals annually. These are external awards and nominations are reviewed by an external committee.
The Alberta Emergency Services Medal and Services Bar were initiated by the Alberta Government to recognize emergency medial services personnel who have committed 12 years (medal) of service, as well as, 22 years (bronze bar), 32 years (silver bar) and 40 years (gold bar).
To be eligible for the Alberta Emergency Services Medal and Services Bar, practitioners must have been serving on or after January 1, 2000, in a sector of the Alberta emergency management system. 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.
How to nominate someone:
- Download or view the Alberta Emergency Services Medal and Services Bar nomination forms here.
- Email the completed form to AESM.EMS@gov.ab.ca and it will be directed to the EMS Awards Committee for review.
Need more information?
More information is available about the Alberta Emergency Services Medal and Services Bar on the Government of Alberta’s website.
The John Ross Paramedic Mentor Award was created by the Paramedic Pay It Forward Award team in 2015 to recognize mentors in the paramedic profession. The award is $500 and is presented to one Alberta practitioner.
This is a peer nominated award that recognizes practitioners that positively impact the paramedicine profession in their role as mentors. The nominee must be a registered practitioner within Alberta (EMR, PCP or ACP).
More information is available about the John Ross Paramedics Mentor Award on the Paramedic Pay It Forward Award website.
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 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 committed 20, 30 and 40 years of exemplary service. Service Bars are awarded to Medal recipients for each additional 10-year period.
To be eligible for the EMS Exemplary Service Medal practitioners must have been employed with emergency medical services on or after October 31, 1991, and have completed 20 years of service, including 10 years performing duties involving potential risk.
The annual nomination deadline is November 30th.
How to nominate someone:
Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal recipients are nominated by a peer.
- Download the EMS Exemplary Service Medal Nomination Form here
- Download the EMS Exemplary Service Medal Guidelines here
Every year the Alberta College of Paramedics and the Paramedic Pay It Forward Award recognize paramedicine students for their academic achievements.
The Paramedic Pay It Forward Student Award was initiated by emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners for EMS practitioners in 2012. The award is $1,000 and is presented to one Alberta paramedic student annually.
This is a peer nominated award and nominees must be a paramedic student studying in Alberta who are in good academic standing modeling professionalism, leadership, advocation and unity.
More information is available about the Paramedic Pay It Forward Student Award on the Paramedic Pay It Forward Award website.