On May 29, Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service Firefighter Bruce Turnbull was awarded the Exemplary Service Medal in recognition of his outstanding conduct in the field. The Honourable Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, presented the award to Mr. Turnbull during a ceremony in Calgary. The MD extends heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Turnbull on the acknowledgement of his outstanding service. His passion and dedication are exemplary of the men ad women of our regional fire service.
The Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal, created on August 29, 1985, honours members of a recognized Canadian fire service who have completed 20 years of service, ten years of which have been served in the performance of duties involving potential risks, and were employed on or after the date of creation of the Medal. Recognized fire services include Canadian fire departments, fire marshals’ offices, fire commissioners’ offices and the Canadian Forces fire services. Exemplary service is characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency.
Consideration is given only to periods of service for which no other long service, good conduct or efficiency decoration or medal has been awarded by the Crown. The Medal may be awarded posthumously.