Nominate Outstanding Volunteers for the NVFC’s Four National Awards
November 21, 2023
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is accepting nominations for its annual fire service achievement awards. Recognize the contributions of a lifetime volunteer firefighter, a leader in health and wellness, an outstanding junior firefighter, or a successful junior firefighter program.
Nominations are due by 5pm EST on January 19 for the following awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group
This award 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 recipient will receive a trip for themselves and a guest to the NVFC awards celebration on April 26, 2024, in Arlington, VA.
Chief James P. Seavey Sr. Health and Wellness Leadership Award
Co-sponsored by VFIS and Ward Diesel Filter Systems
This award honors 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. The recipient will receive a trip for themselves and a guest to the NVFC awards celebration on April 26, 2024, in Arlington, VA.
Junior Firefighter of the Year Award
Sponsored by California Casualty
This award honors a junior firefighter, cadet, or Explorer who has shown extraordinary dedication, commitment, and achievements as a youth member of the fire service. The recipient will receive a trip for themselves and up to two parents/guardians to the NVFC awards celebration on April 26, 2024, in Arlington, VA.
Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award
Sponsored by California Casualty
This award recognizes a department that has an outstanding junior firefighter program. The department will be presented with their award at the local level to enable all their junior firefighters to participate.
Learn more and submit your nominations at www.nvfc.org/awards.
About the NVFC
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, emergency medical, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides critical advocacy, resources, programs, and education for first responders across the nation. Learn more at www.nvfc.org.
About California Casualty
Founded in 1914, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to firefighters, peace officers, educators, and nurses in 44 states. The company routinely maintains a 99 percent customer service rating and a 96 percent claims rating.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust their retirement, insurance, and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings, and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. The National LOSAP HEROPLUS℠ Program was designed to help individual fire and emergency services departments recruit, retain, and reward dedicated volunteers with a program that will help boost their retirement readiness.
VFIS is the largest provider of insurance, education, and consulting services to emergency service organizations such as fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads, and 911 centers. They have a long history of helping the emergency service community protect their assets and manage their exposure to loss. They pioneered the first tailored insurance package and formed a program for emergency service organizations. VFIS drafted the first specialized insurance policy in 1969 and continues to be the leader in the industry, insuring more emergency service organizations than any other provider.
About Ward Diesel Filter Systems
Automatic and vehicle-mounted, Ward Diesel NO SMOKE Systems offer diesel exhaust protection on scene, in the station – anywhere you need it. Building modifications are not required for installation and there are no mechanical pieces to be attached by the firefighter when exiting and returning to the station. NO SMOKE is the only diesel exhaust removal solution on the market today that provides complete protection against harmful diesel exhaust both inside and outside the fire station.