PUBLIC SERVANTS AWARD CITATION PROGRAM:
Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects an emergency services person, a law enforcement officer and a firefighter to receive a VFW Public Servants Award Citation. Post Safety Chairman are encouraged to submit a candidate for these awards to their Department Safety Chairman by December 15. The Department Chairman must select a single candidate for each category awarded and submit the 1st Place Winners for each category to VFW National Headquarters by February 1.
Emergency Medical Technician Public Servant Citation:
Any individual, who actively gives emergency medical treatment, provides rescue service or civil disaster assistance as a member of any public or volunteer company organized to give emergency medical care, provide rescue and civil disaster assistance to our nation's citizens.
Law Enforcement Public Servant Citation:
Any individual who serves in a municipal, county, state, or federal unit tasked with enforcement of the laws pertaining to their area of responsibility. This award does not apply to individuals employed by private companies or security services.
Firefighters Public Servant Citation:
Any individual who actively fights fires as a member of any public or volunteer company organized to fight fires and give assistance to our nation's citizens.
Criteria: (Candidates must have demonstrated)
Recognition by their colleagues or those they serve.
Consistent excellence in the performance of their duties.
Consistent dedication to their official responsibilities over a period of years and continuous growth in responsibilities and skills within their profession.
Documentation Required For All Candidates:
· Nomination letter containing the candidate's name, title, address, telephone and identifying the award for which the individual should be considered
· One page resume of the candidate's overall background
· One page resume of the candidate's background in their field
· One page listing of the candidate's accomplishment and awards in their field
· Photograph (preferably a head shot) of the candidate
All documentation should be contained in a presentation folder
The Post Safety Chairmen will send the above information to their Department Safety Chairman no later than December 15. Department Chairman will forward their candidate and documentation to National Programs Office to arrive no later than February 1.
The State Safety Chairman will provide 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Plaques for each of the categories Emergency Medical Technician, Law Enforcement Officer, and Firefighter.
Life Saving Awards
Safety Chairmen at Posts, Districts and Departments are encouraged to regularly identify and honor individuals throughout the year in their geographic area who have saved a life. The VFW National Programs Office provides the following three different citations, free of charge, for local presentation.
Regular Life Saving Citation -- Honors individuals who have, without regard for their own comfort, taken action resulting in the saving of another human life.
Line of Duty Life Saving Citation -- Honors individuals who, in the execution of their assigned duties, have taken action resulting in the saving of another human life.
Valor Life Saving Citation -- Honor civilians who have taken action resulting in the saving of another human life and have place their own safety at risk.
Contact our State Safety Chairman if you have any questions: