Meritorious Action Award

This award is intended to recognize firefighters and/or fire departments, which have rendered services beyond the ordinary course of duty in an attempt to save a life regardless of the actions success. Nominees for the award should be recognized because they reflect vigilance and professionalism of firefighters across the State.

Nominations can only be submitted by an Association member with the approval of the firefighter’s chief, his/her designee, or by a member of the Executive Committee. Any violation of generally accepted safety standards shall disqualify any nomination. Such standards include, but are not limited to, abstinence from the influence of alcohol or drugs, the use of applicable protective equipment such as protective clothing and breathing apparatus, and adherence to accepted operating procedures, where these criteria are applicable at the time of the incident. Unsafe acts associated with the incident that were not within the control of the nominee should not prevent his or her receiving the award.