(June 6, 2016) – 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.
Public safety officers must be nominated for the award by the chief executive officer of their employing agencies. A public safety officer is a person (living or deceased) who is serving or has served in a public agency, with or without compensation, as a firefighter, law enforcement officer, or emergency services officer, as determined by the U.S. Attorney General.
The deadline for submitting nominations is July 31, 2016. Click here for additional details on how to nominate a member of the fire service for this prestigious award.