PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS

PUBLIC SERVANT AWARD CITATIONS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS, LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL, FIREFIGHTERS AND DISPATCHERS

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects emergency medical technicians, law enforcement and firefighter personnel to receive VFW Public Servant Awards. New this year, the dispatcher category has been added. Post Safety Chairmen are encouraged to submit a candidate for these awards to their Department Headquarters by Jan. 1. The Department must select a single candidate for each of the four awards and submit those to VFW National Headquarters by Feb. 1.

VFW National 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.

VFW National 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 individual employed by private companies or security services.

VFW National 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.

VFW National 911 Dispatcher Public Servant Citation:

Any individual who serves in a municipal, county, state or federal unit tasked with providing the vital link

between callers in distress and emergency response teams by obtaining essential information to send the appropriate responders to the right location.

Criteria for these awards – Candidates must have demonstrated:

1) Recognition by their colleagues or those they serve.

2) Consistent excellence in the performance of their duties.

3) 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:

1) Public Servant Award Citation Post Entry Form

2) Nomination letter containing the candidate’s name, title, address, telephone and identifying the

award for which the individual should be considered.

3) Include justification outlining background in field, accomplishments and awards.

Deadline for Department submissions to National is February 1, to guarantee receipt for Department Convention presentations. If there are any questions email tbeauchamp@vfw.org or call 816.756.3390 ext. 6287.


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