Professional Recognition

Saskatchewan ground EMS serves communities with 105 ambulance services, 250+ ambulance units, 1,100 registered First Responders, 2,200+ licensed professionals and covers a geographical land ase of 650,000 square kms and serves just under 1 million residents.  These practitioners respond to over 130,000 calls a year (and more during COVID).

Saskatchewan paramedics can receive recognition nationally and provincially.  Consider nominating deserving paramedics today for the Governor General Exemplary Service Awards in EMS (including First Bar and Second Bar), the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medals, and the PSCS Star of Life Medal (Individual and Team) today.  The deadline is December 31st for all award nominations in the EMS field.

To nominate an individual, review the brochure below which includes applications, checklists and more. There is a fillable PDF application below as well (just save it to your computer and complete, resave and then email to the office). If you have any questions, please contact the PSCS office at 306.382.2147 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All completed nominations should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to the below address so that they are received in the office prior to December 31st:
PSCS
PO Box 32062 Erindale
Saskatoon, SK   S7S 1N8

PSCS_PR_Brochure_October_2021.pdf

PSCS_EMS_Award_Nomination_Form_-_Oct_2021_FILLABLE.pdf

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Governor General of Canada EMS Award of Exemplary Service Medal

Congratulations to the following recipients who received their medals and certificates in 2020 and 2021. Due to the global pandemic medals and certificates were presented for both 2020 and 2021 this past September.

2021 Recipients

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2021 Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal Recipients and PSCS Star of Life Recipient - Back row: Vicki Kaltenborn, Makenzie Mydonic Chernoff, Ken Thompson, Joseph Trotter, Colin Giesbrecht, Scott Revenko, Guy Van Buekenhout, and Jeff Jackson. Front row: Emcee Lyle Karasiuk, Mike Dansereau, Jamie Appel, His Honour Russ Mirasty, Her Honour Donna Mirasty, Dave Manley, Jackie Zilkie, and David Zilkie.

2021 Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal Recipients

  • Jamie Appel - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS
  • Mike Dansereau - Parkland Ambulance Care Ltd. (Prince Albert)
  • Colin Giesbrecht - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS
  • Jeff Jackson - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS
  • Dave Manley - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Consul EMS
  • Ryan Morissette - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS
  • Brent Rathy - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS
  • Scott Revenko - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS
  • Ken Thompson - Duck Mountain Ambulance Care Ltd. (Kamsack)
  • Joseph Trotter - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS
  • Jason Williams - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS

2021 Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal - First Bar Recipients

  • Vicki Kaltenborn - WestMed Paramedics Inc., (St. Walburg)
  • Grant Perrin - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Maple Creek EMS
  • Guy Van Buekenhout - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS
  • David Zilkie - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Consul EMS
  • Jackie Zilkie - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Consul EMS

2020 Recipients

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2020 Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal Recipients - Back Row: Gerald Schriemer, David Reed, Jeff Maxin, Clayton Leduc, Paul Hills, Allison Irvine, Gerry Adair, and Carla Roy.  Front row: Emcee Lyle Karasiuk, His Honour Russ Mirasty, Her Honour Donna Mirasty, and PSCS President Steven Skoworodko.

2020 Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal Recipients

  • Patricia Adair - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Maryfield EMS (posthumously)
  • Paul Hills - Medavie Health Services West (Saskatoon)
  • Allison Irvine - First Responder (Shellbrook)
  • Clayton Leduc - Hutch Ambulance Moosomin Inc.
  • Jeff Maxin - Medavie Health Services West (Saskatoon)
  • Carla Roy - Medavie Health Services West (Saskatoon)
  • Colleen Therres - Melfort Ambulance Care

2020 Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal - First Bar Recipients

  • David Reed - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS

2020 Governor General of Canada EMS Exemplary Service Medal - Second Bar Recipients

  • Martin Bowman - Medvie Health Services West (Saskatoon)
  • Gerald Schriemer - Medavie Health Services West (Saskatoon)

Paramedic Services Chiefs of Saskatchewan Star of Life Medal

Congratulations to the following recipients who received their medals and certificates in 2020 and 2021. Due to the global pandemic medals and certificates were presented for both 2020 and 2021 this past September.

2021 Recipients

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His Honour Russ Mirasty and Makenzie Mydonic Chernoff.

  • Makenzie Mydonic Chernoff - Duck Mountain Ambulance Care Ltd. (Kamsack)

2020 Recipients

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2020 PSCS Star of Life Recipients (Individual) - Back row: Patty Coons, Patric Donnelly and Corey McNeice.  Front row: Emcee Lyle Karasiuk, His Honour Russ Mirasty, Her Honour Donna Mirasty, and PSCS President Steven Skoworodko.

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2020 PSCS Star of Life Recipients (Team) - Back row: Megan Koskie, Samantha Hood, Cameron Harrison, Frank Richardson, Frank Munroe, Carah Oftedal, Jim Bandola, and Robyn Bishop. Front row: Emcee Lyle Karasiuk, His Honour Russ Mirasty, Her Honour Donna Mirasty, and PSCS President Steven Skoworodko.

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2020 PSCS Star of Life Recipients (Team) - Back row: Kim Wruck, Chantel Nast, Christine Rochelle, Michele Thomas, Sarah Phurailatpam, Pamela Bueckert, Samantha Bloomfield.  Front row: Emcee Lyle Karasiuk, His Honour Russ Mirasty, Her Honour Donna Mirasty, and PSCS President Steven Skoworodko.

  • Patty Coons - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Silton EMS
  • Nicholas Hennink - Moose Jaw & District EMS
  • Corey McNeice - Moose Jaw & District EMS
  • Colleen Therres - Melfort Ambulance Care
  • Beauval MVC On Scene Team - Meadow Lake EMS Team -  Jim Bandola, Robyn Bishop, Frank Munroe, Carah Oftedal, and Frank Richardson; Beauval EMS Team - Roslyn Corrigal, Cameron Harrison, and Samantha Hood; Ile-a-la-Crosse EMS Team - Robert Dubrule, Kalvin Jones, Megan Koskie, April Morin, and Ronda Williams
  • Beauval MVC Medavie Communications Team - Jackie Bartel, Pamela Bueckert, Samantha Bloomfield, Lesa Haworth, Angie  Jackson, Lisa Libby, Sandi Morgan, Chantel Nast, Sarah Phurailatpam, Christine Rochelle, Auriel Rose, Michele Thomas, Breanna Willick, and Kim Wruck
  • Medavie Health Services West Response Team - Patric Donnelly and Kirk Zabos

Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal

Congratulations to the following recipients who received their medals and certificates in 2020 and 2021.

2021 Recipients

  • Bill Cook - Duck Mountain Ambulance Care Ltd. (Kamsack)
  • Troy Davies - Medavie Health Services West (Saskatoon)
  • Coralee Dutchak - Parkland Ambulance Care Ltd. (Prince Albert)
  • Kathy Engen - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS
  • Cory Hartmann - Medavie Health Services West (Saskatoon)
  • Mary Howell - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Consul EMS
  • Vicki Kaltenborn - WestMed Paramedics Inc. (St. Walburg)
  • Brent Rathy - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS
  • Steven Skoworodko - Wakaw & District EMS
  • Mark Sulymka - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS
  • Jason Williams - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina EMS
  • Andrew Williamson - Wakaw & District EMS

 2020 Recipients

  • Jim Cheyne - Saskatchewan Health Authority, Biggar EMS
  • Duane Doane - Hutch Ambulance Swift Current
  • Allison Irvine - First Responder (Shellbrook)
  • Darren Russell - Parkland Ambulance Care Ltd. (Prince Albert)