Firefighter Training, Leadership

CPSE Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) is currently accepting nominations for the following prestigious awards: 
  • Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award
  • Ray Picard Award
  • CSPE Nomination for the Fire Chief Magazine Fire Chief of the Year Award
 
We ask that you take time to review the criteria and nomination procedures for each award and think about who you want to nominate.
 
Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award –
 
This annual award recognizes an individual from an accredited agency or the Chief Officer Designation echelon for their significant achievements and/or contributions to the International Fire and Emergency Service (IFES) profession in the following areas:
 
  • Accomplishments (in mentoring and professional development, and can include the credentialing, accreditation process beyond their own agency)
  • Initiative (including helping others beyond their own agency through mentoring and professional development, and includes advocacy for the credentialing and accreditation process)
  • Technical competence (including serving as an instructor, mentor, peer assessor, peer reviewer)
  • Demonstrated Leadership and Mentoring Ability (including advocating professionalism, mentoring, credentialing and accreditation)
  • Additional achievements/contributions 
Click here to download the award criteria and nomination form.
 
Nomination packages must be received no later than June 26, 2011.
 
Ray Picard Award
 
This annual award recognizes individual superior leadership and outstanding contribution to the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and the accreditation of fire departments in the following areas:
 
  • Accomplishments (within the accreditation process)
  • Initiative (including helping others with the accreditation process)
  • Technical competence (including serving as a peer assessor, team leader or instructor)
  • Leadership ability (including spreading the word)
  • Additional Information
Click here to download the award criteria and nomination form.
 
Nomination packages must be received no later than June 4, 2011.
 
CPSE Nomination for the Fire Chief Magazine Fire Chief of the Year Award
 
The CPSE, along with other select organizations and associations are invited to submit a nomination for the Fire Chief Magazine Fire Chief of the Year Awards. CPSE will submit one nomination in either the Career or Volunteer Chief category. The following information is taken from the Fire Chief magazine webpage to describe the award criteria:
 
Two awards will be presented in 2011; one for a career fire chief and one for a volunteer fire chief.
  • A volunteer fire chief is defined as one who earns his or her principal livelihood by some means other than serving as a fire chief, even if the position of chief carries some compensation.
  • A career fire chief is defined as one who earns his or her principal livelihood as a fire chief.
  • In each category, the status of the fire department as a whole — paid, volunteer or combination — is not considered.
  • Individuals who are eligible for nomination and selection as Fire Chief of the Year are limited to active chiefs of departments. Previous Fire Chief of the Year winners are not eligible.
  • Selection criteria will emphasize leadership, innovation, professional development, integrity, service to the public and contributions to the fire service as a whole.
  • All of a nominee’s fire service activities and accomplishments will be considered, but, because this is the Fire Chief of the Year award, special emphasis will be placed on the period from mid-2006 through 2010. A nominee’s command role at a major emergency incident, while relevant, will not be enough to place that individual into contention for the award.
CPSE will accept nominations from within our communities of credentialed Chief Fire Officers and accredited fire departments immediately.
 
Nomination packages must be received no later than May 23, 2011. An internal selection process will determine the individual who will receive CPSE’s nomination to Fire Chief Magazine.
 
Click here to download the internal nomination form. Remember that this is a lifetime achievement award and will not be awarded based upon any single incident.
 
The award recipients will be formally recognized at the 12th annual CPSE awards ceremony being held Thursday, August 25, 2011 in Atlanta, GA.