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Emergency Services Medal Determination - 01/09/2008

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Determination regarding the design of the Emergency Services Medal.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
General Comments: Gazette No. S 203 of 2008 (17 October 2008)
Registered 11 Jan 2010

EMERGENCY SERVICES MEDAL
DETERMINATION

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, having received the approval of Her Majesty The Queen to the design of the Emergency Services Medal, and acting in pursuance of regulations 6 and 7 of the Regulations Governing the Award of the Emergency Services Medal hereby determine as follows:

Design

1.       The Emergency Services Medal is a bi-metal construction of silver and bronze colouring in a circular shape 38 millimetres in diameter. The medal is surmounted by a silver suspender bar of fixed configuration, with the raised and polished words ‘EMERGENCY SERVICES’ running the width of the ribbon on the obverse. The obverse of the Medal has a central motif of a raised equilateral triangle device with the edges bevelled and top surface polished and bounded on all sides by stylised sprays of wattle representing the Australian nature of the award, The centre of the equilateral triangle has a bronze coloured insert, circular in shape with a raised impression of the Federation Star. This device is surrounded by a circlet of twenty‑four balls representing the twenty-four hours per day the Emergency Service is available to the community. The circular portion of the medal obverse has a raised and polished rim. The reverse bears a semi-circular, raised and polished panel featuring the incised words ‘FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE’. The rounded ends of the panel are in line with the bottom edge of the centre insert, which incorporates a bronze coloured insert, circular in shape, with a raised impression of the Federation Star. The area below the insert is available for engraving the recipient's name. The overall background is of a finely textured or frosted finish. All highlight points of the award are a polished finish.

Miniature

2.       The miniature of the Emergency Services Medal is a half size replica of the Medal, suspended from a miniature ribbon 16 millimetres wide.

Ribbon

3.       The ribbon of the Emergency Services Medal is 32 millimetres wide and features a centre band of an orange and white checkerboard pattern 24 millimetres wide, with each square being 2 millimeters square. The checkerboard pattern is flanked on each outer edge by a royal blue band 4 millimetres wide.

Ribbon Bar

4.       The ribbon bar of the Emergency Services Medal consists of a strip of full size ribbon, 32 millimetres wide and 10 millimetres deep, with no emblem.

Lapel Badge

5.       The lapel badge of the Emergency Services Medal is a replica of the Medal 10 millimetres in diameter.


Wearing

6.       The Emergency Services Medal is worn on the left breast on all occasions when full size orders, decorations and medals are worn. The miniature medal is worn on all occasions when miniatures of orders, decorations and medals are worn. The ribbon bar may be worn at any time when service dress is worn. The lapel badge may be worn at any time with civilian dress.

Order of Wear

7.       The Emergency Services Medal is worn in accordance with The Order of Wearing Australian Honours and Awards as approved from time to time by The Sovereign.

Dated this First day of September 2008

Original Signed By General Jeffery

GOVERNOR-GENERAL