The Alberta Emergency Services Medal (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.

Inaugural Presentation of the Alberta Emergency Services Medal, Alberta Legislature Building, May 15, 2003


To be eligible for the medal, personnel must have been serving on or after January 1, 2000, in a sector of the Alberta emergency management system.

For a complete list of qualifying emergency services personnel and eligibility requirements, refer to: Alberta Emergency Services Medal (AESM) and Service Bars Policy Guidelines.


To nominate someone for the Alberta Emergency Services Medal, fill out the Alberta Emergency Services Medal Nomination Form (PDF, 928 KB).

Submit the form and all supporting documents by email to [email protected].

Medal and service bars


image of medal

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'.

The back side of the medal has 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.

Bronze, silver and gold service bars with smooth polished edges and rosette are 0.95 cm wide by 3.18 cm long to fit the width of the ribbon.

Service bars

The below images are suggestions for jurisdictions to use in creating any undress ribbons in accordance with AESM Guidelines.

image of service bar

image of service bar
AESM Bar with
bronze rosette

image of service bar
AESM Bar with
bronze and
silver rosette

image of service bar
AESM Bar with
bronze, silver and
gold rosette


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