In 2001, Congress approved legislation to create the Public Safety Medal of Valor. The award is the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer, which includes members of the fire and emergency services. The award presentation is conducted annually during a special ceremony at the White House by the President or Vice President. The most recent ceremony took place on May 22nd.
Nominations must be submitted by the chief executive officer of the nominee’s employing agency. Click here for additional details. Nominations are due by 11:59 pm on July 31, 2019.
Please share this information with the appropriate fire service officials if you know of firefighters who are worthy of consideration.