Sudbury advanced care paramedic Shelley Ann Bradley has been awarded the Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal for over 20 years of meritorious service in the field of pre-hospital emergency medical service.
Bradley was presented with the medal during the annual general meeting of AMEMSO (Association of Municipal Emergency Medical Services of Ontario) in September.
“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,” said chief of emergency services Tim Beadman.
“The City of Greater Sudbury is very proud of Shelley Ann Bradley and we are pleased she has been recognized for her years of outstanding service to this community.”
Bradley began work as a local primary care paramedic in 1988. In 1997, she was one of the first to graduate from the Advanced Care Paramedic Training Program initiated by the Province of Ontario.
Throughout her career, Bradley has committed herself to advancing pre-hospital care through education. She has been an instructor at Cambrian College and was appointed co-ordinator of the Paramedic Program in 1997.
She has also served as a consultant to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, has been an active volunteer with the Heart and Stoke Foundation, and shares her experience as a peer tutor.
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.