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.

The nomination period for the 2021 NVFC awards is now open! Click on the links below to view award criteria and access the nomination forms. The nomination deadline is March 26, 2021.

Learn about the recipients of the 2020 awards here. View the list of previous NVFC award winners here.


NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by ADT

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.


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

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 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.


E. James Monihan Director Award
Sponsored by Provident

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.