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News release: October 4, 2023

Seven Peel paramedics honoured for exemplary service

BRAMPTON, ON (October 4) – Peel Region is proud to announce that seven Peel paramedics have been selected to receive the 2023 Governor General's Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal.

This award is presented to paramedics who have provided at least 20 years of exemplary service, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency. At least 10 of the years of service must have been on duty in the field, involving potential risk to the individual.

On Thursday, Sept. 28, the 20–year Exemplary Service Medal was presented to the following Peel paramedics at the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chief's Award Ceremony at Blue Mountain:

The 30 and 40–year Bars will be presented to the following paramedics later in the year at a ceremony at Queen's Park.

Exemplary Service Bar – 30 Years

Exemplary Service Bar – 40 Years

The Governor General's EMS Exemplary Service Medal is one of the highest awards a paramedic can receive in Ontario. The dedication and contribution of these paramedics over the years not only to Peel's communities but also to the paramedic profession is being recognized and rightfully so. I hope they wear their medals with pride.

Chief (A) Brian Gibson

From left to right: Paramedic Deputy Chief (A) Tom Kukolic, Paramedic Superintendent Alison Crossby, Paramedic Michael Donnelly, Paramedic Danielle Gingrich, and Chief (A) Brian Gibson (Missing from photo: Brent Gorzynski)

(Higher quality image available upon request.)

For more information about the medal, visit the Governor General of Canada's web site.

Media contact

Monica Misra-Lui
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.