Two Town of Hinton employees have been awarded the Alberta Emergency Services Medal (AESM) for their dedication to Protective Services.
The AESM honours emergency services personnel who are involved in supporting emergency prevention, preparedness and response in Alberta, and who have committed 12, 22, 32, 40 years of service.
Hinton’s Melona Gallagher and Rhonda Duke were each awarded the medal this January for having more than 16 years’ service to the Protective Services department of the Town of Hinton.
Mac de Beaudrap, Director of Protective Services and Fire Chief for Hinton, said, “It was my absolute honour to present Melona and Rhonda with these medals. Their dedication to Protective Services has been exemplary, and they are both assets to our Town.”
The Alberta Emergency Services Medal is a 3.5 cm diameter polished nickel disk with a clasp mounted on top. On the front side of the medal is the Alberta Shield with the words 'Emergency Services Alberta' and on the back side is an Alberta Wild Rose with the words 'In Service Of Albertans'.
A 3.5 cm wide blue ribbon with three thin white stripes suspends the medal. The blue colour represents the Province of Alberta and the white for good service, loyalty and conduct.
Pictured from left: Fire Chief/Director Protective Services Mac de Beaudrap, Rhonda Duke, Melona Gallagher, S/Sgt Shiloh Fragomeni.