Who is eligible?
Any Ontario firefighter, including volunteer firefighters, is eligible to receive this medal for acts of superlative bravery and courage that have occurred within the last 24 months.
Under special circumstances nominations for actions that have occurred beyond 24 months may be considered. A letter explaining the delay for submitting the nomination is required.
On-duty and off-duty firefighters are eligible to receive the medal.
The medal may be awarded posthumously.
How do I nominate someone?
Ontario residents and members of an Ontario firefighting service may nominate someone for this medal.
Ontario residents considering a nomination should contact their local fire chief. Each nomination must be endorsed by the local fire chief.
The nomination of a fire chief must be endorsed by the chief administrative officer or the clerk of the municipality.
When is the deadline?
The deadline is Aug 31 of each year. If Aug 31 falls on a weekend or holiday, nominations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. the following business day.
All nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year. Nominations may be submitted at any time.
How are recipients selected?
An independent advisory council appointed by the Premier selects the recipients.
How are the medals presented?
The medals are presented at a special ceremony held at Queen's Park and hosted by the Lieutenant Governor.
Each recipient receives a full size and miniature medal, a framed certificate and an undress ribbon.
Mail: Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor