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Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is accepting nominations for its Public Safety Officer Awards.

Public safety officers include emergency medical technicians, law enforcement, and firefighters.

In the following, VFW explains the functions of these professions:

“The VFW Emergency Medical Technician Public Service Citation is for anyone who actively gives emergency medical treatment provides rescue service or civil disaster assistance as a member of any public company or volunteer organized to provide emergency medical care, provide civil disaster and rescue assistance to our nation’s citizens”.

“The VFW Law Enforcement Officer Citation is for anyone who serves in a municipal, county, state, or federal unit duty with law enforcement pertaining to the area of ​​responsibility. This award does not apply to persons employed by a private company or security services.”

“VFW and Tatian fire officials are anyone who actively fights fires as a member of any public or voluntary company organized to fight fires and bring assistance to the citizens of our country.”

The nomination criteria are:

  • Recognition by their colleagues or those they serve.
  • Consistent excellence in the performance of their duties.
  • Consistent dedication to their official responsibilities over a period of years and continued growth and responsibilities and skills within their profession.

Documentation is required and applicants are requested to meet the following conditions:

  • Letter of nomination containing name, title, address, phone of nominee and identifying the award for which the person is to be considered
  • Include a rationale describing background in the field, accomplishments and awards.

Nominations can be made by submitting to VFW Post 3016 at 299 Kings Bend Road in Selma, calling 334–874–9277 or emailing VFW Aux Co-Chair Kimberly Lewis at [email protected]

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