Each spring, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) honors a volunteer firefighter who has provided a lifetime of service, a volunteer firefighter or EMS provider who has demonstrated leadership in the area of responder health and wellness, an outstanding junior firefighter, and an exemplary junior firefighter program. All recipients receive a personalized award and national recognition.
Recognize excellence in your fire or EMS department by submitting your nominations for the NVFC’s 2020 awards by 5pm EST on February 7.
The NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by OnStar, 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 will receive a trip for themselves and a guest to the NVFC Spring Meeting Awards Banquet on May 1, 2020, in Alexandria, VA.
The Chief James P. Seavey Sr. Health and Wellness Leadership Award, co-sponsored by Ward Diesel and VFIS, will be presented to an active volunteer firefighter, EMS provider, or rescue worker who has served as a leader in creating or promoting emergency responder health and wellness programs or initiatives in areas including, but not limited to, firefighter cancer, heart health, behavioral health, and overall health and wellness. Current and past NVFC board members are also eligible for this award. The recipient will receive a trip for themselves and a guest to the NVFC Spring Meeting Awards Banquet on May 1, 2020, in Alexandria, VA.
The Junior Firefighter of the Year Award, sponsored by California Casualty, honors a junior firefighter, cadet, 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 for at least one year and have gone above and beyond in their participation at the station. The recipient will receive a trip for themselves and up to two parents/guardians to the NVFC Spring Meeting Awards Banquet on May 1, 2020, in Alexandria, VA, as well as $500 toward college tuition or fire service-related training activities.
The Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award, sponsored by California Casualty, 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 department will be presented with their award at the local level to enable all of their junior firefighters to participate.