Nominations Held Open for IAFC Awards

June 18 is the new deadline for nominations for several important 2010 awards, including the Safety, Health and Survival Section Awards and the Fire Service Award for Excellence.

Nominations have been held open until June 18 for several awards being presented at FRI 2010 by the International Association of Fire Chiefs, including the annual Safety, Health and Survival Section Awards that recognize organizations and individuals for significant contributions to the overall environment of health and safety in their organizations or the fire service. These awards are given in four categories:

  • Alan Brunacini Fire Service Executive Safety Award (cosponsored by Provident Insurance), presented to the chief executive officer of a fire department that has demonstrated a unique commitment to fire service health and safety.
  • Billy Goldfeder Fire Service Organizational Safety Award (co-sponsored by VFIS), presented to fire service organizations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment or significant contribution in fire service health and safety.
  • Garry Briese IAFC Safety Performance Award (cosponsored by Salamander Technologies), presented to an IAFC SHS Section member in recognition of personal commitment and achievement in health and safety.
  • Safety Officer of the Year (cosponsored by FDSOA), presented to a safety officer in a fire department for a significant safety and health contribution to the organization and/or the fire service as a whole.

The extended June 18 nomination deadline also applies to the Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award for Valor; the Fire Service Award for Excellence, which brings a $2,000 check to the grand prize winner and $500 to each of the seven finalists; and the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System Safety Leadership Award.

All of them will be presented at Fire-Rescue International 2010, to be held Aug. 24-28 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.

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