Two local paramedics awarded national distinction by Governor General

By Kate Campbell

Northumberland Paramedics Rebecca Thomas-Lorenzon and Michael Stumpf were recognized today during a meeting of County Council as recent recipients of the Governor General’s Exemplary Service award, for their years of service as emergency medical professionals.

Rebecca Thomas-Lorenzon was awarded the Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal in recognition of twenty years of exceptional service, and Michael Stumpf was awarded a ‘bar’ commemorating 30 years of service, to accompany his previously-awarded Exemplary Service Medal. 

“On behalf of County Council, we commend these individuals for their years of outstanding service,” states Acting County Warden Bob Sanderson. “First responders often face unique challenges in their role, requiring immense training, skill and care. It is with great respect that we recognize these individuals, who have gone above and beyond to preserve the safety of our community through years of dedicated service and volunteerism.”

The Exemplary Service Medal recognizes paramedics who have provided meritorious pre-hospital emergency medical services for twenty years or more. Recipients of this award have served at least ten years of street level or air duty involving potential risk, and have performed their duties in good conduct, industry and efficiency.

“Our paramedic team is passionate about providing top quality service to the community,” states Northumberland Paramedics Chief and previous medal recipient Bill Detlor. “This year’s recipients have dedicated years to helping others through volunteer initiatives, in addition to their service as a first responder. On behalf of the Northumberland Paramedics team, we congratulate them on their achievements and thank them for their generous contributions to the community.”

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