Submit Nominations for 2018 NVFC Achievement Awards

Each spring, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) honors a firefighter who has provided a lifetime of service, an outstanding junior firefighter, and an exemplary junior firefighter program. All recipients receive a personalized award and national recognition. The nomination period for the NVFC’s three annual awards is now open, with applications due by 5pm EST on February 9, 2018. Learn more about each award and submit your nominations at

The NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Rosenbauer America, 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 nominee must have demonstrated superior dedication to the volunteer fire service, been active in their state firefighters’ association, and have positively impacted the community through the fire service or other volunteer activities. The recipient will receive a trip for themselves and a guest to the NVFC Spring Meeting Awards Banquet on April 20, 2018, in Alexandria, VA, just outside of Washington, DC.

The Junior Firefighter of the Year Award, sponsored by California Casualty, honors a junior firefighter, cadet, or Explorer who has shown extraordinary dedication, commitment, and achievements as a youth member of the fire service. Nominees must have been a junior firefighter for at least one year and have gone above and beyond in their participation at the station. The award recipient will receive a $500 scholarship for college or fire service-related training and a trip for themselves and up to two parents/guardians to attend the NVFC Awards Banquet.

The Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award, sponsored by California Casualty, recognizes a department that has an outstanding junior firefighter program. The program must have been in operation for at least one year, and departments must demonstrate creativity and community impact for the program. The department will be presented with their award locally.

Nominations are due by 5pm EST on February 9, 2018. Submit your nomination today at

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