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October 21, 2005
Media Advisory - Exemplary Service Medals to be presented to veteran Toronto paramedics
Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff who have demonstrated exemplary
service for over 20 years will be honoured tomorrow in a ceremony at Denison

One hundred and fifty-five current and former Toronto EMS personnel will
receive their medals from Major-General Richard Rohmer, Honourary Chief of
Toronto EMS, on behalf of the Governor General of Canada.

Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 2 to 5 p.m.
Place: Denison Armouries
1 Yukon Lane (south off Sheppard Avenue, west of Allen Road)

The Canadian Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal is a national
honour, awarded by the Governor General of Canada on behalf of Her Majesty in
Right of Canada, on an annual basis since July 1994. The EMS Exemplary Service
Medal recognizes professionals who provide pre-hospital emergency medical
services, who have performed their duties in an exemplary manner, characterized
by good conduct, industry and efficiency.

To be eligible, EMS staff must have completed at least 20 years of service in
emergency medical services -- with at least ten years served in the performance
of duties involving potential risk -- and have a record of exemplary service.

Medal recipients, Major-General Rohmer and EMS Chief Bruce Farr will be
available for media interviews.

Media contacts:

Larry Roberts
Media Relations and Communications
416-392-2255 (office)
416-708-8125 (cell)

Ric Rangel-Bron
Senior EMS Planner
416-806-5119 (cell)



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