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Alberta Health Services, Alberta Emergency Medical Services

Edmonton, Alberta
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;


Azure the Badge;



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.


The symbolism of this emblem is found in other elements of this record .


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 26, 2011, in Volume 145, page 1075 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Robert Grey

Shirley Mangione

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Provincial & Territorial (Agency and other)