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 Medal Award.
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 nation’s citizens.
CRITERIA: Candidates must have demonstrated:
HOW TO SUBMIT: Nominee packets shall contain the following:
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