PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States realizes
that duties performed in the fields of law enforcement and emergency services,
whether carried out in public view with the ensuing public acclaim, or
performed in ways which gain little public recognition, are both exemplary and
of great value to the nation. Each year, the Veterans of
Foreign Wars honors a law enforcement officer, firefighter and emergency
medical technician (EMT) from each Department to receive the VFW National Gold
Emergency Medical Technician
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.
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.
Any individual who actively fights fires as a member of any
public or volunteer company organized to fight fires and give assistance to our
CRITERIA: Candidates must have demonstrated:
by their colleagues or those they serve.
excellence in the performance of their duties. Documentation is the key, such
as awards, letters, newspaper coverage, TV coverage, etc.
dedication to their official responsibilities over a period of years and continuous growth in responsibilities and skills within their profession.
TO SUBMIT: Nominee packets shall contain the following:
letter from the Post containing the candidate’s name, title,
address, telephone and identifying the award for which the individual should be
resume of the candidate’s overall background.
resume of the candidate’s background in their field.
listing of the candidate’s accomplishment and awards in their field.
(preferably a head shot no larger than 3” x 4”) of the candidate (as Law
Enforcement candidates may be undercover, photographs need not be recent).
text should be in an easily readable font such as Calibri or Times New Roman
and should be no less than 10 point and no more than 12 point in size.
your descriptions short and to the point. Try not to repeat information.
DEADLINES: The following deadlines shall be adhered to:
ALL-AMERICAN REQUIREMENTS: Not required.
ALL-STATE REQUIREMENTS: Post must submit a candidate in at least
one category to District for judging.
District must submit one
candidate to Department for judging.
AWARDS: Department awards
are as follows:
Public Servant Entry Form