The Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award is a prestigious recognition for exceptional service and achievement. This award, a partnership between provincial, territorial and federal governments, recognizes recipients who have achieved excellence in their respective fields.

Awards will be granted in five categories:

o   Resilient Communities;

o   Search and Rescue Volunteers;

o   Search and Rescue Employees;

o   Youth; and,

o   Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Management

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is now accepting nominations for the Resilient Communities, Youth and Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Management categories. All nominations must be submitted to OFMEMAwards@ontario.ca by January 31st, 2018.

Search and Rescue nominations can be made to Public Safety Canada.

Nominations should be for initiatives and achievements undertaken in the past two calendar years (this requirement is waived for recognition of outstanding careers). In addition to new nominations, nominators are permitted to resubmit unsuccessful nominations for initiatives and achievements undertaken in the past two calendar years.

You can find the nomination forms and more information about the EM Awards by visiting https://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/insideemo/EmergencyManagementExemplaryServiceAward.html

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