Health People, Healthy North
NHR Staff Receives Exemplary Service Medal in EMS

Stu Carruthers, Northern Health Region EMS Superintendent was presented with a 20-year Exemplary Service Medal in Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  Stu began his career in EMS in 1997 with a private ambulance Service in The Pas Manitoba.  He has advanced his education over the years from First Responder, EMT, PCP, and then onto the Intermediate Care Paramedic level.  He is currently the EMS Superintendent with the Northern Health Region with responsibilities for The Pas and Area Operations, and is still called upon for front-line work.  Stu has been an active member of the EMS community for the past 20 years, both at the local and provincial levels.  He has 16 years “at risk” as a front line provider, with the past four years working and responding as an EMS Superintendent for the Northern Health Region.

The event was held on October 17th, 2017 at Government House and the medals were presented by Her Honour Janice C. Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.  15 Medal recipients were in attendance representing all 5 RHA’s in Manitoba.

The Exemplary Service Medal recognizes those persons in high risk professions who have dedicated themselves to preserving Canada’s public safety through long and outstanding service.  The awards are national in scope and are part of the Canadian Honours system.  These medals instituted by the sovereign are awarded in recognition of service to the country. 

Stu Carruthers Award Oct 2017

Pictured left to right, Darren Baker, NHR Operations Manager, Stu Carruthers, NHR EMS Superintendent and Her Honour Lieutenant Governor Janice C. Filmon who presented the 20-year Exemplary Service Medal to Stu.  

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