Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce is hoping to see a strong response to a call for nominations for the new Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award (EMESA).
The award was created by the ministers responsible for emergency management as a result of discussions at the federal, provincial and territorial meeting this past May.
“In Newfoundland and Labrador, I am proud to know, and be made aware of, so many individuals and groups who are excellent candidates for this award, including a variety of emergency management organizations, governments, and community organizations,” Joyce said in a news release on Thursday, Dec. 21.
The award will be presented in five categories including resilient communities, youth, search and rescue employees, search and rescue volunteers, and outstanding contribution to emergency management.
Nominations are now being accepted for both individuals and groups.
Nominees may be emergency management professionals from any level of government, Indigenous communities, non-governmental organizations, academia or associations.
More about the nominations process is available at www.gov.nl.ca/fes/emo/awards.html or by emailing EMESA@gov.nl.ca.
The deadline for applications is Jan. 31, 2018.