The William F. Jenaway Illness & Injury Prevention Award and the Retention & Recruitment Award are sponsored by VFIS. For both awards, VFIS pays the winner's travel and lodging expenses to attend the award ceremonies at the VCOS Symposium in the Sun in Clearwater Beach, Florida and VCOS will donate free registration to the award recipients.
The Illness & Injury Prevention Award recognizes success and excellence in developing and implementing an injury, illness, or vehicle safety prevention program. 2016 was the first year of this award.
Award Criteria: Your department must have developed and implemented an Injury, Illness or Vehicle Safety Prevention program and/or experienced a significant and verifiable reduction in incidents. Typical of programs that may qualify include: physical and physical fitness, wellness, cancer prevention, and vehicle safety. You do NOT need to be an IAFC-VCOS member to apply.
2021 Award Winner
Glendale (Ohio) Fire Department
Past Award Winners
2019: Henrietta (New York) Fire District
2018: Avon Volunteer (Conn.) Fire Department
2017: Staunton (Ill.) Fire Department
2016: IAFC's Safety Health & Survival Section
- Chief Scott Kerwood and Chief Todd LeDuc accepted the award on behalf of the organization.