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Nominations being accepted for 2007 Courage and Valor Award

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
extraordinary man.

Keep the tradition alive –
Nominate your candidate for the 2007 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award now. For more information visit:
courageandvalor.org

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RAY DOWNEY COURAGE AND VALOR AWARD
2007 NOMINATION FORM
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PERSON SUBMITTING NOMINATION FORM:
Name:
Address:
city state zip code
Phone:
Email:
Relationship to Nominee:
NOMINEE INFORMATION:
Name:
Title/Rank:
Fire Department:
Years of Service:
Home Address:
city state zip code
Home Phone:
Qualifications/Distinguishable Traits:
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.
Important Details:

  • Answers to questions 1-3 should be typed on separate 81/2 x 11 pages and attached to the nomination form.
  • The incident/meritorious act described in this nomination form must have occurred between December 1, 2005 -November 30, 2006, and must have
    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.
  • The recipient will receive a medal and a significant financial award.
    vThe award will be presented at the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, April 18, 2007.
  • Nomination forms will be published in Fire Engineering magazine and on its Web site.
  • Incomplete nomination forms will not be considered.
  • Forms must be received by January 15, 2007 for consideration of the 2007 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award.
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    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
    PennWell Corp.
    21-00 Route 208 South, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410