Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Recognition

Volunteers are incredibly important to emergency management in B.C., and we want to recognize their efforts. There are a few different ways that EMBC is involved in volunteer recognition.

Annual Awards

Each year, Public Safety Lifeline Volunteers are recognized for their outstanding contributions in each of the disciplines during the Volunteer Recognition award ceremony.

To nominate a volunteer that has provided outstanding contributions, complete the Volunteer Recognition Program Annual Award nomination form. Your nearest EMBC Regional Office can answer questions and accept completed forms.

For a list of the current and past honorees, visit the Award Winners page.


Years of Service Pins

Pins are available to recognize years of service contributed by registered volunteers within the Public Safety Lifeline. The pins are available in five year increments, from five to 40 years.

To order, group leaders or Emergency Program Coordinators must:

  1. Complete an Years of Service order form (PDF) 
  2. Return the form to the appropriate EMBC regional office

Certificate of Appreciation

Certificates of appreciation and recognition will be presented to volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding performance in emergency situations.

An Emergency Program Coordinator or Regional Manager can initiate a request, but it must be approved by a Regional Manager before being forwarded to EMBC Headquarters. A nominee may be enrolled in multiple categories. A nominee can be an organization or an individual.