IAFC Awards Programs
The IAFC/Motorola Solutions Ben Franklin Award for Valor is presented annually by the IAFC and Motorola Solutions at the general session of Fire-Rescue International. The award honors a firefighter for his or her expert training, professional service and dedication to the duty displayed in saving a human life.
The Fire Chief of the Year is presented annually by the IAFC and Pierce Manufacturing at the general session of Fire-Rescue International. The award honors one career and one volunteer fire chief for their leadership, innovation, professional development, integrity, service to the public and contributions as a whole to the fire service.
- Heart Safe Community Awards: Large Community
- Heart Safe Community Awards: Small Community
- James O. Page Award
- EMS Meritorious Service Award
The Excellence in Fire & Life Safety Award honors those who have dedicated themselves to saving lives and property through the development of codes, fire-prevention practices and leadership techniques.
The IAFC Hazardous Materials Committee has four hazmat awards that recognize outstanding contributions in the field of hazardous-materials emergency response, which are presented annually at the International Hazardous Materials Response Conference.
- Chairman's Award
- Level A Award
- John Eversole Lifetime Achievement Award
- Making a Difference Award
Every year duirng the FRI general session, the IAFC president honors a number of individuals from the fire and emergency service community who have contributed in a significant way during the president's term with the IAFC President's Awards of Recognition.
Safety, Health and Survival Section Awards recognize both organizations and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the overall environment of health and safety in their organizations or the fire service. The Safety Health and Survival Section award program is comprised of four awards:
- Alan Brunacini Fire Service Executive Safety Award
- Billy Goldfeder Fire Service Organizational Safety Award
- Garry Briese IAFC Safety Performance Award
- Safety Officer of the Year Award
The Volunteer & Combination Officers Section issues a series of awards that recognize achievement in leadership, operations and administration. The four awards included in the VCOS awards program are:
- John M. Buckman III Leadership Award
- Emergency Vehicle Safe Operations Achievement Award
- Retention and Recruitment Award
- Training Officer Award