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 of 40 years of service.

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

Eligibility requirements

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, please refer to the 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, 2.5 MB).

The form and all supporting documents can be submitted by email to ma.aesm@gov.ab.ca.

Medal/Service Bars


The Alberta Emergency Services Medal (AESM) 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 circumscribed with the words 'Emergency Services Alberta'. The back side of the medal has an Alberta Wild Rose circumscribed with the words 'In Service Of Albertans'. The medal is suspended by a 3.5 cm wide blue ribbon with three thin white stripes. 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.

The attached images are provided as a suggestion for each jurisdiction to utilize in creating any undress ribbons in accordance with the AESM Guidelines 2017.

       AESM Bar  

       AESM Bar with bronze rosette  

       AESM Bar with bronze and silver rosette 

       AESM Bar with bronze, silver and gold rosette     


To connect with the Public Safety Division:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-1010 (within Canada and the United States)
Toll free: 1-866-421-6929 (within Canada)
Email: ma.aesm@gov.ab.ca for Service Medals