The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP), a leader in enhancing public safety, in conjunction with the Virginia Fire Services Board, are seeking nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Fire Service Awards, which honors and recognizes excellence in fire services in the Commonwealth.
The Governor’s Fire Service Awards were established in 2002. In partnership with the , the VDFP facilitates the awards. The Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security presents the Governor with award recommendations, at which the final recipients are then selected. Award categories:
Governor’s Award for Excellence in Virginia Fire Service
Governor’s Award for Excellence in Virginia Community Risk Reduction
Governor’s Award for Excellence in Virginia’s Fire Service Training
Governor’s Award for Outstanding Fire Department Response
Governor’s Award for Private Sector Excellence in Virginia Fire Service Support
Governor’s Civilian Excellence in Virginia Fire Service Support
Governor’s Virginia Firefighter of the Year
Governor’s Virginia Fire Chief of the Year
Among the 2019 recipients were Hopewell Bureau of Fire and the Arlington County Community Emergency Response Team Training Cadre, who were recognized for Outstanding Fire Department Response and Excellence in Virginia Fire Services, respectively. Read more about the .