Nomination Period Now Open for the NVFC’s Annual Awards
Recognize the achievements of a member of the fire service by nominating them for one of four prestigious awards presented by the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). Each year the NVFC honors a volunteer firefighter who has provided a lifetime of service, a volunteer firefighter whose accomplishments exemplify the philosophy of fire prevention, an outstanding junior firefighter, and an exemplary junior firefighter program. The nomination period for the NVFC’s four annual awards is now open, with applications due by 5pm EST on February 4, 2014.
The NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Rosenbauer, 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 recipient of the award will receive a trip to the Washington, DC, metro area for the NVFC Spring Meeting Awards Banquet, a personalized award, and national recognition.
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. The recipient of the award will also receive a trip to the Awards Banquet, personalized trophy, and recognition.
The Junior Firefighter of the Year Award, sponsored by Tyco, 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. The winner of this year’s award will receive a trip to the Awards Banquet for themselves and up to two parents/guardians plus a $500 stipend toward college courses or fire service training.
The Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award, sponsored by Tyco, 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. The recipient of the award will receive a trip for one department representative to the Awards Banquet and a $500 grant for junior firefighter program activities, among other items.
Nominations for all four awards are due by 5pm EST on February 4, 2013. The awards will be presented during a special banquet at the NVFC’s Spring Board Meeting in May 2014 in Alexandria, VA. Learn more and apply at www.nvfc.org/awards.
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