PUBLIC SERVANT GOLD MEDAL AWARDS
Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects an emergency service person, a law enforcement officer, and a fire fighter to receive the VFW Gold Medal Awards. The presentation of these awards will be made at the post in an awards ceremony. Post Safety Chairpersons are encouraged to submit a candidate for these awards to the appropriate Department Public Servant Award Chairpersons by January 1st . Eligible candidates for each award will receive a $500.00 check and plaque.
Emergency Medical Technician 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.
Firefighters 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.
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.
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 in their profession.
Documentation required of each candidate:
~ A nomination letter containing the candidates name, title, address, telephone, e-mail and identifying the award which the individual should be considered.
~ A one page resume of the candidates overall background
~ A one page resume of the candidates background in the field
~ A photograph "preferably head shot” of the candidate
Post Safety Chairpersons are encouraged to submit a candidate for these awards to the Law Enforcement, Fire Prevention & EMT VFW State Chairman by January 1st.