Awards

The National Volunteer Fire Council awards those individuals whose achievements in the fire service and community provide examples of outstanding performance. Learn more about each award below.

View list of previous NVFC award winners

The application period for the 2019 NVFC fire service achievement awards is now closed. Learn about the recipients here.


Chief James P. Seavey Sr. Health and Wellness Leadership Award
Co-sponsored by Ward Diesel and VFIS

This award honorsĀ a 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.


NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by Rosenbauer America

This award honors an individual who has been a volunteer firefighter for at least 20 years and whose remarkable achievements in the fire service and community exemplify outstanding performance.


NVFC Junior Firefighter of the Year Award
Sponsored by California Casualty

This award honors a junior firefighter who has gone above and beyond in their service to their fire department.


NVFC Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award
Sponsored by California Casualty

This award honors a junior firefighter program or Explorer Post that has demonstrated significant community impact, innovation, and creativity.