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NVFC calls for fire service award nominations

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The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has announced that it is now accepting nominations for its annual fire service achievement awards. The awards recognise 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 20.

The Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group, recognises 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 May 21, 2023, in Arlington, VA.

The Chief James P. Seavey Sr. Health and Wellness Leadership Award, co-sponsored by VFIS and Ward Diesel Filter Systems, honours 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 May 21, 2023, in Arlington, VA.

The Junior Firefighter of the Year Award, sponsored by California Casualty, honours 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 May 21, 2023, in Arlington, VA.

And the Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award, sponsored by California Casualty, recognises 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, view full criteria, and submit your nominations at www.nvfc.org/awards.

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