The Illness & Injury Prevention Award and the Recruitment-Retention 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.
The application period for 2018 will open soon. The winner will be notified at the beginning of September.
2018 Award Winner
Avon Volunteer (Conn.) Fire Department
Past Award Winners
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.