Thirteen Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service

Press Release

Thirteen Nova Scotia paramedics have been awarded the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Services Medal for their dedication.

The paramedics have dedicated their careers to providing care to Nova Scotians in their greatest time of need, sometimes at personal risk.

Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc, who presented the medals today, Feb. 20, noted the dedication they exemplify daily.


The paramedics who received the medals are:

    Greg Bayers, Dayspring, Lunenburg Co.
    Kenneth Caldwell, Sydney Mines
    Colin Flynn, Elmsdale
    Kevin Guy, Dartmouth
    Greg Hann, Sydney
    John Lewis, Glace Bay
    Brian MacDonald, Sydney
    Allan MacPherson, Sydney
    Steve Menzies, Berwick
    Darren Trenholm, Trenton
    Dean Vokey, Dartmouth
    Reginald Wilson, Amherst
    Peter You, Halifax

Mr. Trenholm, who is an intermediate care paramedic followed in his father’s footsteps as a volunteer firefighter, which eventually led him to a career in paramedicine.


The medal was created by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994. It is part of a national recognition program for people who work in high-risk jobs that enhance Canada's public safety.

Police, firefighters, corrections officers, coast guard members and peace officers are also eligible for exemplary service medals which are part of the Canadian honours system.

Emergency Medical Services professionals can be nominated by their peers or the public. Recipients must have demonstrated exemplary service in their careers for at least 20 years, including 10 years in an emergency medical services position that involves potential risk.

For more information on the awards, visit