Professional Recognition

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Saskatchewan has it's own particular challenges due to our geographical land base of 650,000 square kms and a population base of just under one million residents served.  EMS serves Saskatchewan communities with 110 ambulance services, 250+ ambulance units, 1,000 registered First Responders, 1420+ registered Paramedics, EMR's, EMT's, and EMT-A's.  These practitioners respond to an average of 92,000+ calls a year.

When a pat on the back just doesn't seem enough, recognize your colleagues with Saskatchewan's or Canada's honours and awards. Let us celebrate Saskatchewan EMS through the professional recognition of our outstanding achievements.

Nomination deadline is December 31st.  Nominate someone today!


SEMSA Annual Awards Ceremony

June 27 2018 EMS Awards

Back Row: Kyle Sereda, Natalie LeBlance, Kote Beriault, Levon Nagy and Ramsay Bellisle. 
Front Row: Bill Cook, Lyle Karasiuk, His Honour The Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Keith Howse and Collin Hartness.

Congratulations to all of the award recipients and to their families.  Your efforts continue to build a bright and prosperous future for all Emergency Medical Services professionals in the Province of Saskatchewan.

A thank you to His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, for hosting the ceremony.  A thank you to the staff in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor for their assistance in planning the ceremony.

The Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal recipients each receive a medal and certificate for recognition of 20 years of exemplary service.  The Governor General's EMS Exemplary Service Medal is Canada's highest EMS honour.

The Second Award of the Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal-First Bar recipient receives a bar to compliment their medal and a certificate recognizing an 30 years of exemplary service.

The Third Award of the Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal - Second Bar recipients receive an additional bar to compliment their medal and a certificate recognizing 40 years of exemplary service.

The Star of Life award recipients each receive a hand crafted glass sculpture expressly commissioned for this ceremony.  The award is crafted by Randy Bergman, Uniquely Sculptured Glass, Little Bear Lake, Saskatchewan.


Governor General of Canada EMS Award of Exemplary Service Medal 2018

Congratulations to the following recipients who received their medals and certificate at the June 27 2018 ceremonies at Government House.

Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal

  • Ramsay Bellisle - Parkland Ambulance Care - Prince Albert
  • Keith Howse - Sun Country Health Region - Pangman
  • Natalie LeBlanc - Swift Current & District Ambulance Service - Swift Current
  • Kyle Sereda - Moos Jaw & District EMS - Moose Jaw

Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal - First Bar

  • Bill Cook - Duck Mountain Ambulance Care - Moose Jaw
  • Collin Hartness - Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region - Regina
  • Keith Howse - Sun Country Health Region - Pangman
  • Lyle Karasiuk - Parkland Ambulance Care - Prince Albert

Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal - Second Bar

  • none this year

Saskatchewan Star of Life 2018

  • Kote Beriault - WPD Ambulance - Lloydminster - Lloydminster
  • Levon Nagy - Parkland Ambulance - Prince Albert

Awards/Scholarships

Have you thought about nominating and recognizing an employee or colleague for their dedication in EMS?  Now is the time to do it!

Attached is the SEMSA Professional Recognition Awards & Scholarships Application Form.  

Take a few minutes and nominate a worthy dedicated EMS professional.  If you have any questions – don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Recognizing EMS Personnel in Saskatchewan

The Professional Recognition Committee has been working towards the recognition of all EMS personnel in Saskatchewan.  Each year, SEMSA  presents many awards to EMS professionals throughout the Province. To date, in 2018 SEMSA has recognized 12 individuals.

Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal 4
Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal - First Bar 4
Star of Life Award 2
SEMSA Memorial Scholarship 1
SEMSA Scholarship 1