At the Spring conference, the Law and Order Committee voted to extend the deadline for Department Firefighter/EMT of the Year nominations until April 15, 2019.

The Virginia Firefighter/EMT of the Year Award is an outstanding way to recognize those first responders that go above and beyond the call of their regular duty to enhance the lives of the citizens in their respective communities. Volunteerism is the focus of this award, in addition to exemplary service to their agency and community. Acts of heroism and selflessness should particularly be expounded upon and should be recognized appropriately. The winner of this prestigious Department Award is forwarded to National for additional consideration as a Regional or National Award winner.

Learn more about the award, application information and get the application form from the Department Website on the Law and Order Committee page, the Forms and Downloads page, or use the direct link to the Application Package.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Bill Feasenmyer (Post 284) at his work phone 804-520-9281, cell phone 804-337-8753, or email him at

HOT! Department Firefighter/EMT of the Year Deadline Extended