IAFC is currently looking for nominations for following award categories:
The International Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award for Valor is presented to deserving firefighters for expert training, professional service and dedication to duty displayed in saving a human life.
The IAFC Fire Service Award for Excellence recognizes innovations and success in managing resources to reduce the loss of life and property from fire and other emergencies.
Alan Brunacini Fire Service Executive Safety Award: Cosponsored by Provident Insurance, this award honors the chief executive officer of a fire department (of any size or composition) who has demonstrated a unique commitment to fire service health and safety.
Garry Briese IAFC Safety Performance Award: This award is presented to an IAFC/SHS member in recognition of personal commitment and achievement in the area of health and safety.
Billy Goldfeder Fire Service Organizational Safety Award: Recently renamed to honor the work of Deputy Fire Chief Billy Goldfeder, this award is presented to fire-service organizations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment or significant contribution in the area of fire service health and safety. Goldfeder, a firefighter since 1973, serves as deputy fire chief of the Loveland-Symmes (Ohio) Fire Department and is chair of the Safety, Health and Survival Section.
Safety Officer of the Year: Cosponsored by the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, this award recognizes a safety officer in a fire department (of any size or composition) who has made a significant contribution in the area of health and safety to his or her organization or the fire service as a whole.
The Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Award: sponsored by the International Code Council, honors those who have dedicated themselves to saving lives and property through the development of codes, fire-prevention practices and leadership techniques and who have served as examples to all fire-prevention and fire-protection professionals.
In addition to the awards list above, the deadline for the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System Safety Leadership Award is July 11. This award recognizes firefighters and fire departments that use the Near-Miss Reporting System as a part of their program to prevent line-of-duty deaths and injuries in their departments.
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