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Alberta Health Services, Alberta Emergency Medical Services
Grant of a Badge and Flag
September 15, 2010
Vol. V, p. 548
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Argent the star of life Azure, its rod of Aesculapius Or, each limb ensigned by a cross Gules, all within an annulus Azure edged, inscribed ALBERTA and EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES and encircled by a wreath of maple leaves Or issuant from a wild rose proper;
The star of life is often used by emergency medical services. Here it is made particular to the Alberta Emergency Health Services by using a red cross as part of the badge, alluding to the emergency medical care being provided and the integration of emergency medical services within health care. The maple leaves and wild rose refer to Canada and to Alberta.