OTTAWA – Canada Post today unveiled the fifth and final stamp in an Emergency Responders issue that pays tribute to the brave people who protect and assist Canadians and visitors to our country during times of emergency.
The stamp honours our police and the civilians who support them. These highly skilled emergency responders assist in cases of crime and during accidents and disasters. They act with compassion, integrity and professionalism and are respected around the world for their international contributions.
Their efforts to prevent crime through community outreach, security patrols and modern investigations make Canada one of the safest countries in the world.
The Police stamp was unveiled at the Ottawa Police Association in the nation’s capital, home to the Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial.The stamp’s unveiling completes a week-long celebration of our emergency responders at separate events held across the country.
Canada Post and the stamp designers consulted with the Canadian Police Association, whose members represent roughly 60,000 police personnel from across Canada, to ensure the stamp represents policing accurately.
The five Emergency Responders stamps
Paramedics were honoured in Fredericton, N.B. on Monday; the Canadian Armed Forces were celebrated at CFB Valcartier, Que. on Tuesday; our Search and Rescue experts were honoured in Banff, Alta., on Wednesday; and Firefighters were celebrated in Halifax, N.S. yesterday.
The stamps express the respect and gratitude Canadians have for professional and volunteer emergency responders. As a group, with their skills, and by their sacrifices, they find and rescue the lost; treat and save the seriously ill and injured; and protect us, our homes, businesses, and communities.
The stamps are available for purchase on canadapost.ca and at postal outlets across Canada. Click here for high resolution images of the stamps and their Official First Day Cover.
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