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o. And Finally the Actual Documentation that confirms this 20 Year + 10 Year Bar Award to a HAROLD G. HILL. Both awarded on Dec. 06, 1983 for 30 Years Service.

From The Canadian Honours Site:

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7. Canadian Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal

Well I managed to snag a second Exemplary Services Medal just a few days ago. This one is the Canadian Fire Services Exemplary Services Medal.

First a little background on this one:

The Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal

ORIGINS: In part based on the Police Exemplary Service Medal. Prior to the establishment of the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal, several provincial governments awarded medals to firefighters for long service ? most notably Ontario, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and British Columbia. The Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal is also similar in criteria to the Colonial Fire Brigade Long Service Medal created in 1934 and the British Fire Brigade Long Service and Good Conduct Medal established in 1954, as these were the first standardized long service awards for members of the fire services.

CRITERIA: Awarded to persons who have completed 20 years as a member of the fire service, and whose service is of such good standard as to warrant the award. No period of service that has been recognized by another long service medal shall be counted towards the award of the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal. Bars may be awarded for ten years additional service. The recipient must have been a member of the fire service on or after 29 August 1985.

INSIGNIA: A circular, silver coloured medal, 36mm in diameter. The obverse shows a Stylized maple leaf bearing a fire hydrant and crossed axes, with a Maltese cross entered thereon, all of which is circumscribed with the words Exemplary Service ? Services Distingues. The reverse bears the Royal cipher surmounted by a crown. Parts of the maple leaf not touching the inner edge of the medal are cut out.

OTHER: Each medal is engraved on the rim with the name of the recipient (e.g., R. EDWARDSON). The medal is presented in a black or blue rectangular case embossed with the Royal Arms of Canada or viceregal lion. The interior of the case is lined with maroon velvet and white satin.

NUMBER OF AWARDS: 37,857 (as of 2005)

*Information out of ?The Canadian Honours System? Copy 2005 ? Christopher McCreery*

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First of a few of medal in case. Very hard to get the burnished highlights on this medal.

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The best part. This one like the Police Exemplary Services Medal is attributed (as should all Exemplary Medals) to J. COUTURE. The following images taken off the Canadian Honours Website.

1. He was from Burlington, Ontario (not sure if deceased, but this medal came from his estate so I would probably say yes).

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