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Paramedics recognized for exemplary service

Nine Grey County paramedics have been recognized by the Province for their years of outstanding service.

The Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal is awarded to professionals who have served at least 20 years in emergency medical services and performed their live-saving duties to the highest standard of care, conduct, and efficiency. At the January 12, 2023 meeting of Grey County Council, the following Grey County paramedics were recognized for their years of exemplary service.

40 years of service:

  • Jim Jackson (now retired)
  • Peter Shaw (now retired)

30 years of service:

  • Richard LaChapelle
  • Dennis Menegotto (now retired)

20 years of service:

  • Jeff Adams
  • Shawn Adams 
  • Nathan Gonder 
  • Sandy Schafer
  • Lori Summerville

“We are proud of these paramedics and thankful for their service,” said Grey County Warden Brian Milne. “Their exceptional dedication to emergency medical services across Grey County has made our communities a better place to live, work and raise families.”

“I believe Grey County has one of the strongest and most dedicated paramedic services teams in the province. The example these paramedics set each day is one reason why,” said Kevin McNab, Grey County’s Director of Paramedic Services. “They are an inspiration, and I’m proud to see them recognized for their service.”

For more information about Grey County Paramedic Services visit For details about the exemplary service medals, visit the website of the Governor General.


Photo: front row (left to right): Dennis Menegotto, Lori Summerville, Jim Jackson. Back row (left to right): Sandy Schafer, Peter Shaw, Richard LaChapelle. *Not present for photo: Jeff Adams, Shawn Adams, Nathan Gonder

For media inquiries contact Rob Hatten, communications manager, at rob.hatten [at] (rob[dot]hatten[at]grey[dot]ca) or call 519-373-1592.

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