Awards

The National Volunteer Fire Council annually honors volunteers whose achievements in the fire service and community exemplify outstanding performance. Learn more about each award below.

Deadline Extended! The nomination period for the 2023 NVFC awards is open until 5pm EST on January 31, 2023. 

Learn about the recipients of the 2022 awards here. View the list of previous NVFC award winners here. If you are interested in sponsoring an NVFC achievement award, contact Meg Goldberg at meg@nvfc.org.


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NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

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Chief James P. Seavey Sr. Health and Wellness Leadership Award

This award honors 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.

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NVFC Junior Firefighter of the Year Award

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

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NVFC Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award

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

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E. James Monihan Director Award
This award honors a current or former NVFC board member whose remarkable achievements on the NVFC board exemplify outstanding performance and have gone above normal expectations.