The Fire Engineering Courage and Valor Foundation was created to ensure that we as Americans “Remember Forever” the fallen firefighters of September 11,
and in their memory, recognize other firefighters who demonstrate that same courage and valor in rescue missions.
The Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award commemorates the life and career achievements of Deputy Chief Ray Downey, who lost his life while commanding rescue operations at the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. Deputy Chief Downey was chief of rescue operations and a 39-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York. He was the most highly decorated firefighter in the history of FDNY. Deputy Chief Downey commanded rescue operations at many difficult and complex disasters, including the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, and many natural disasters worldwide.
For his lifetime of unparalleled service to firefighters and citizens alike, and in remembrance of the courage
and valor exemplified many times throughout his life, it is fitting that the Courage and Valor Award, presented
to one extraordinarily courageous American firefighter each year, bear the name of Ray Downey, a truly
Keep the tradition alive –
Nominate your candidate for the 2007 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award now. For more information visit:
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2007 NOMINATION FORM
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1. Please give a brief history of the nominee.
2. Describe the event or circumstance for which you feel the nominee displayed unparalleled courage and valor and is deserving of the 2007 Ray Downey
Courage and Valor Award.
3. Describe in detail why you feel the nominee went above and beyond the call of duty during this event.
been part of an official fire department response to an emergency incident.
vThe award is open to all firefighters in the United States, regardless of rank or department type.
vThe recipient of the award may be living or deceased.
vThe award will be presented at the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, April 18, 2007.
In remembrance of Ray Downey and all fallen firefighters, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Fire Engineering Courage and Valor Foundation.
Please send nomination forms to: Fire Engineering Courage and Valor Foundation Nomination Committee
Attn: Diane Feldman
21-00 Route 208 South, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410