Submit a Nomination for the NVFC’s Annual Awards

Wednesday December 16th, 2009

Fire Corps Members: Do you have a volunteer firefighter in your department who has made significant accomplishments in the area of fire prevention? Or do you know a volunteer firefighter who has dedicated their life to the fire service? Perhaps your department has an outstanding junior firefighter program or a remarkable junior firefighter. Then recognize these individuals and programs by nominating them for one of four prestigious national awards offered by the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC).

The NVFC Fire Prevention Award, sponsored by First Alert, honors a volunteer firefighter for remarkable efforts made in the area of fire prevention. The award was established in the memory of volunteer firefighter and NVFC Board member Marc Mueller, who energetically promoted the causes of volunteer firefighters and supported all efforts to elevate the volunteer fire and emergency services to their highest level. Nominees must have made a major contribution or played a key role in a significant accomplishment in the field of fire prevention, demonstrated innovation in establishing and enacting goals and/or obtaining funding for the protection of the public through fire prevention and life safety programs, and have demonstrated success in the area of fire prevention. Learn more and submit a nomination at www.nvfc.org/fire_prevention_award.

The NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Scott Health and Safety, recognizes a volunteer firefighter who has served at least 20 years and has made a major contribution or achieved significant accomplishments in the volunteer fire service at the local, state, and/or national level. The nominee must have demonstrated superior dedication to the volunteer fire service, been active in their state firefighters’ association, and have positively impacted the community through the fire service or other volunteer activities. The NVFC has moved the award to the spring, having previously bestowed it each fall. Learn more and submit a nomination at www.nvfc.org/LAA.

The Junior Firefighter of the Year Award, sponsored by Tyco International, honors a junior firefighter or Explorer who has shown extraordinary dedication, commitment, and achievements as a youth member of the fire service. Nominees must have been a junior firefighter or Explorer for at least one year and have gone above and beyond in their participation and accomplishments as a junior firefighter. Two letters of recommendation are also required. Learn more and submit a nomination at www.nvfc.org/juniors.

The Junior Firefighter Program of the Year, sponsored by Tyco International, recognizes a department that has an outstanding junior firefighter program. The program must have been in operation for at least one year, and departments must demonstrate creativity and community impact for the program. Learn more and submit a nomination at www.nvfc.org/juniors.

Nominations for all four awards are due by February 12. The awards will be presented during a special banquet at the NVFC’s Spring Board Meeting on April 30 in Alexandria, VA. Recipients will receive a trip to Alexandria to attend the award ceremony, a personalized award, and complimentary one-year membership in the NVFC, among other items.

 

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