Members Of Cochrane Fire Services Awarded Alberta Emergency Services Medals

Group of Cochrane's Fire Service Members being given awards by Councillors. The group of people are standing in front of a parked fire engine.

(Cochrane, AB) – Cochrane Fire Services celebrated four of its own members for receiving the provincially recognized Alberta Emergency Services Medal (AESM) and Bronze Bar Rosette. 

To help honour the important milestone, the Honourable Minister Pete Guthrie and Cochrane Mayor Jeff Genung were in attendance to present the medals and share their gratitude to the recipients.  

“It is such an honour to work alongside such a dedicated group of individuals who are committed to serving our community,” said Chief Polley, Town of Cochrane. “I would like to personally congratulate everyone for their incredible accomplishment and remarkable years of service.”

This year, Cochrane recognizes the following recipients of the AESM and Bronze Bar Rosette:

12 Years

  • Mike Monaghan, 1st Class Firefighter, Town of Cochrane. 

22 Years 

  • Dot Gillis, Administrative Assistant - Fire Services, Town of Cochrane (Retired).
  • Jay Wieliczko, Fire Prevention Officer, Town of Cochrane.
  • Joe Zelmer, Senior Fire Fighter, Town of Cochrane. 

The Alberta Emergency Services Medal honours emergency services personnel who are involved in supporting response, prevention, and preparedness in Alberta and have committed to over 12 years of service. Recipients of the medal are also nominated to receive a subsequent bar at 22 (bronze), 32 (silver) and 40 years (gold) of service. Eligible recipients must have been serving on or after January 1, 2000, in a sector of the Alberta emergency management system.

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