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Gold Medal Awards

 

Recognition

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects an emergency services person, a law

enforcement officer and a fire fighter to receive the VFW Gold Medal Awards. The presentation

of these awards is made at the VFW State Convention in July or a respective awards ceremony.

Post Safety Chairpersons are encouraged to submit a candidate for these awards to Department

Safety/Law Enforcement/Fire Prevention/EMS Director by

 

April 1, 2013. Eligible candidates for

each award are as follows;

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN GOLD MEDAL

 

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 GOLD MEDAL

 

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.

 

FIRE FIGHTERS GOLD MEDAL

 

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 all Gold Medal Awards;

 

Candidates must have demonstrated:

~Recognition by their colleagues for 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 of each candidate;

 

~A nomination letter containing the candidate’s name, title, address, telephone, and identifying

the award for which the individual should be considered.

~A one page resume of the candidate’s overall background.

~A one page resume of the candidate’s background in their field.

~A one page listing of the candidate’s accomplishments and awards in their field.

~A photograph (preferably a head shot) of the candidate.

 

Nominations

 

Post Safety Chairpersons are encouraged to submit a candidate for these awards to the

Department Safety/Law Enforcement/Fire Fighters/EMS Director

 

by April 1, 2013.

Chairman – William (Bill) Marcoullier

29924 SW 150

th Court Homestead, FL 33033

Phone 305/431-1458 E-mail Crash6f@aol.com

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