The City of Greater Sudbury has announced advanced care paramedic Holly Slusar has been awarded the Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal for more than 20 years of meritorious service in the field of pre-hospital emergency medical service.
Slusar was presented with the medal in September during the annual general meeting of the Association of Municipal Emergency Medical Services of Ontario (AMEMSO).
“We are very proud of Holly and pleased to see she has been recognized for her years of outstanding service to this community,” said Chief of Emergency Services Tim Beadman.
“The Exemplary Service Medal recognizes those professionals who have performed their duties in an exemplary manner, characterized by the highest standards of good conduct, industry and efficiency.”
Holly Slusar began work as a local primary care paramedic in 1990. In 1999, she graduated from the Advanced Care Paramedic Training Program.
Throughout her career, Slusar has committed herself to preparing Primary Care Paramedics and Advanced Care Paramedics.
She has also been an active volunteer having worked with St. John therapy dogs and has raised funds for ALS and juvenile diabetes. She has also worked for the base hospital using her skills and knowledge to assist with quality assurance and recertification of paramedics.
The Office of the Governor General awards the Exemplary Service Medal for Emergency Medical Services professionals through its Canadian Honours System. The medal is available to eligible professionals who have provided pre-hospital emergency medical service for at least 20 years.
To qualify, those nominated must have served at least 10 years on street level duty, placing their own lives and safety at risk to protect others.
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