Six Simcoe County paramedics were honoured recently for decades of exemplary service.
Christian Bischof, Wade Ellis, Joel Lorimer, Paul Muller, Brad Richelle, and Richard Saunders received Governor General EMS Exemplary Service medals during the annual Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs general meeting and gala Sept. 29 in Collingwood.
“The commitment and expertise of our paramedic services team is second to none,” said Simcoe County warden Gerry Marshall. “I am extremely proud of the six worthy individuals honoured … and would like to applaud their dedication and caring.”
The award is given to paramedics who have performed their duties in an exemplary manner, characterized by the highest standards of good conduct, diligent work, and efficiency. Paramedics must have at least 20 years of service, 10 of which in a position of risk, to be considered for the award.
Bischof, Ellis and Saunders also received a bar, which is given to paramedics with an additional 10 years of exemplary service.
“We pride ourselves in offering our residents and visitors the very best in paramedicine,” said Jane Sinclair, general manager of the county’s health and emergency services department. “The men and women who wear our uniform are dedicated to the highest levels of service and professionalism, and represent their communities and profession with passion.”
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