Department of Justice Accepting Nominations for the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor: Medal is Presented to Firefighters, EMS Providers and Law Enforcement Officers for Acts of Courage and Bravery

The United States Department of Justice recently announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2015-2016 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. Each year, recipients are honored at a special White House ceremony in which the President or Vice President presents the medals.

Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Recognize National EMS Week

Sunday May 15, 2016 marks the beginning of National EMS Week and presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the United States. This vital public safety service is provided primarily by cross-trained, multi-role emergency responders who are based in our nation’s fire departments.