Greater Sudbury Paramedics Honoured with Exemplary Service Medals

Oct 11, 2016

For Immediate Release                        Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Greater Sudbury Advanced Care Paramedic Lorraine Belanger has been awarded the Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal for 20 years of outstanding service to the pre-hospital emergency medical services community. She received the award at a ceremony hosted by the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs on September 29.

Greater Sudbury Assistant Deputy Chief of Paramedic Operations Paul Kadwell and Platoon Superintendent Darren Grace, who received their 30-year bars for decades of meritorious service, joined Belanger at the ceremony.

"We take great pride in the commitment and expertise of our paramedic team,” said Trevor Bain, Greater Sudbury Chief of Fire and Paramedic Services. “These national awards symbolize our country’s gratitude for highly dedicated professionals who demonstrate good conduct, industry and efficiency, with an awareness of the potential personal risks inherent in the performance of their duties.”

Lorraine Belanger began her career as a Paramedic in December of 1995. She is a member of the newly developed peer support network for local paramedics, in addition to instructing and mentoring future paramedics attending Collège Boréal. The award of the Exemplary Service Medal cited her professional commitment, her positive attitude and work ethic, and the respect of her peers.

Paul Kadwell began his career in 1985 and joined the City of Greater Sudbury 16 years ago as an Advanced Care Paramedic. Kadwell is a past recipient of the Léonce Seguin Memorial Award for demonstrating commitment to furthering his knowledge and skills through continued education, progressively responsible positions in the field of frontline emergency care and as a community and professional volunteer.

Darren Grace began his career as a local Primary Care Paramedic in 1985 and was promoted to Platoon Superintendent in 2005. Grace is recognized by his peers as a highly effective and respected leader. His positive work ethic includes an ongoing role as an instructor and mentor of future Primary Care and Advanced Care Paramedics.


Assistant Deputy Chief of Paramedic Operations Paul Kadwell, Advanced Care Paramedic Lorraine Belanger and Platoon Superintendent Darren Grace receive their awards for meritorious and exemplary service at a ceremony hosted by the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs .