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British Columbia Fire Services Long Service Medal

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British Columbia Fire Services Long Service Medal

Awarded by the Provincial Government of British Columbia to persons who have completed at least twenty-five (25) years of paid or volunteer fire service in British Columbia. This is to recognize the dedication and selflessness with which these individuals have served their community and this province in the protection of life and property.

Bar

A British Columbia Long Service Bar is also awarded for thirty-five (35) and forty-five (45) years of fire service.

The bar is 24K gold plated copper and has the BC Fire Service Crest in the centre.

Description

A circular, 24K gold plated copper medal which is 36 mm in diameter.

Obverse

An inner circle with a Maltese cross with the British Columbia Coat of arms in the centre. Between the inner circle and the outside edge of the medal are the words BRITISH COLUMBIA at the top and FIRE SERVICES ACT at the bottom.

Reverse

At the top of the medal is the British Columbia coat of arms with the words "For Long Service" engraved below it. The lower part of the medal is engraved with the name of recipient and their years of service.

Ribbon

The 34 mm wide ribbon has three central stripes, maroon, gold and maroon each 8 mm wide with blue edges 5 mm wide.

Mounting

A straight bronze bar attached to the medal by two links.

Dates

The Fire Services Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 144, 2 June 1999 authorized this medal and stated that any medals issued previously by the Fire Commissioners would be deemed to be medals issued under this section.

Issued

Over 3,200 medals have been awarded to firefighters in British Columbia.