Apply for the 2013 Award of Excellence: Deadline is February 1

Time is running out to honor the dedication and achievements of your volunteers by nominating your Fire Corps team for the Award of Excellence! Submit your nomination today for this prestigious national recognition.

All nominations must be received by February 1, 2013.

The recipient of the Fire Corps Award of Excellence will receive travel and accommodations for up to three program representatives to attend the awards banquet in the Washington, DC, area in the spring; recognition in front of fire service leadership from across the country; program profiled on the Fire Corps web site and other publications; personalized award for the program; and individual recognition certificates and t-shirts for each member of the winning program.

Sponsored by the International Fire Service Training Association and Fire Protection Publications, the Fire Corps Award of Excellence honors a Fire Corps program whose remarkable achievements in the fire and emergency services and the community exemplify outstanding performance. The program must have been registered with Fire Corps and active for at least one year at time of nomination.

Full details and criteria are available on the Fire Corps web site at