Valor

Firefighters’ Association of the State of Pennsylvania Valor Award – Established in 1963 to honor those members of the Fire Service who have exhibited exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness and presence of mind and swiftness of action, regardless of his or her own personal safety, in an attempt to save or protect human life, where the act is deemed to be above and beyond the call of duty. All individuals nominated for this award will received an engraved plaque sponsored by VFIS Inc., and a traveling stipend if in attendance at the Awards Program.

Firefighters’ Association of the State of Pennsylvania Unit Citation for Heroism – Established in 2002. This award is presented to a group of individuals (3 or more), group of Fire Companies/Departments, acting collectively performing above and beyond the call of duty at a single emergency incident. The units will receive an engraved plaque sponsored by VFIS Inc. Certificates will be awarded to each individual in the unit.

Earl Dundore Memorial Civilian Humanitarian Service Award – Established in 1995 and renamed in 1999 in honor of Earl Dundore who at the time of his death was Eastern Vice President of FASP. The award consisting of an engraved plaque is sponsored by Provident Insurance Agency and a traveling stipend if present at the Awards program.

Rules for Entries for the FASP Valor, Unit Citation, and Dundore Awards:

1.) Nominee’s Qualifications for the following Awards:
a.) Valor Awards – The nominee must be a member of a Fire
Organization that is a member in good standing of the Firefighters’
Association of the State of Pennsylvania.
b.) Unit Citation for Heroism – The nominee must be a Fire Organization
Unit that is a member in good standing of the Firefighters’ Association of
the State of Pennsylvania.
c.) Civilian Humanitarian Service Award – The nominee must be non-
firefighter civilian, Police Officer, or EMS Personnel.

2.) The letter of nomination shall include an in-depth descriptive narrative of the events and actions performed by the nominated individual or individuals. Attached to the letter should be copies of any newspaper articles and letters of commendations for their actions. The Fire Organization nominating must be a member in good standing of the FASP.

3.) The nomination should also include the following on the Nomination Form:
a.) Nominee’s Full Name, Address, Phone Number and e-mail address if
any.
b.) Name, Address, Phone Number, and e-mail address if any of the
nominating Chief and the Fire Company/Department or FASP Member
in good standing.

4.) If selected the award winner should be in attendance at the Annual Awards Program that is held at 2:00PM on the Friday of the Annual Convention. If the award winner cannot be present it shall be the duty of the nomination agency or individual to pick up said award and present it to the winner at a later date. No monetary stipend is paid if the winner is absent.

5.) The individual winners receive a plaque , and a traveling stipend, if in attendance at the Awards Program.

6.) No awards are made posthumously.

7.) The period of nomination for this award shall be June 1st of preceding year to May 31st of the current year.

8.) Deadline for Entry is June 25th.

Awards Committee

1.The decision of the Awards Committee shall be final and binding.
2. At the adoption of these Rules all previous copies are null and void.
3. All entries are to be postmarked no later than June 25th and sent to :

Thomas Shank, Chairman Awards Committee FASP
547 Summit Street, New Kensington, PA 15068 tshank563@hotmail.com