Sept. 30 – Norfolk County Paramedic Samantha Pacheco has been honoured with a Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal.

The award was presented to Pacheco at last week’s Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs’ Awards Gala in Windsor.

Honorary Lieutenant General Richard Rohmer – the first Honorary Chief of Paramedics in Ontario – presented the medal on behalf of the Governor General.

Pacheco has been with Norfolk County since 1996 and currently serves as a Community Paramedic. She is passionate about patient education, advocacy, and compassionate service.

“Norfolk County is lucky to have a Paramedic Services team made up of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to keep residents safe and healthy, and help them in times of need,” said Paramedic Services Chief Sarah Page. “Samantha is a fantastic paramedic and a true asset to this community. We’re truly honoured to have her as part of our team.”

The Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal was created in 1994 by the late Governor General Romeo LeBlanc. The award is presented to paramedics who have served for at least twenty years and have shown the highest standards of good conduct and efficiency.