On Thursday, September 28, the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC) awarded 166 paramedics the Governor General’s Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal. These paramedics come from 38 of the province’s 56 paramedic services.
In Cornwall, five exceptional paramedics were recognized for their outstanding service. Bradley Hunt, Lori Lefebvre, Michel Langlois, Sophie Tasse, and Trina Boisvenue were among the honorees this year. Their dedication to their community and their unwavering commitment to providing the best care to those in need showcases the essence of what this award represents. The OAPC also highlighted a special mention to Trina Boisvenue from Kingston, emphasizing the breadth and reach of this year’s recipients across the province.
The award is presented to paramedics who have served for at least twenty years providing the highest quality of care. To qualify, at least ten of the years of service must have been on duty in the field – whether on the street or in the air – involving potential risk to the individual. Nominees can be currently active, retired or deceased.
The Seeker would like to offer its congratulations to all recipients.