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SAFETY

PUBLIC SERVANT AWARD CITATIONS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS, LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL AND FIREFIGHTERS is underway now:

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects emergency medical technicians, law enforcement and firefighter personnel to receive VFW Public Servant Awards.

Post Safety Chairmen are encouraged to submit a candidate for these awards to their District by December 1st.

District Chairman must send them to Department Headquarters by January 1st.
 
The Department must select a single candidate for each of the three awards and submit those to VFW National Headquarters by February 1ST
 
 
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. 

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. 

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 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) Entry Form     LAW    EMT    FIRE
2) Nomination letter containing the candidate’s name, title, address, telephone and identifying the award for which the individual should be considered. 
2) One (1) page resume of the candidate’s overall background. 
3) One (1) page resume of the candidate’s background in their field. 
4) One (1) page listing of the candidate’s accomplishment and awards in their field. 
5) Photograph (preferably a head shot) of the candidate. 

Nomination – 
District Safety Chairmen should send the above information to their Department Headquarters at the following address to arrive no later than January 1st.
Tony Whetstine
253-939-8185
twhetst@gmail.com

Send nominations to: Safety Chairman
5213 Pacific Hwy E
Fife, WA 98424