Aiming to foster and promote unity and harmony among volunteer fire departments throughout Indiana
The Ivan Nevil Fire Service Leadership Award was established in March of 2011. The Ivan Nevil Fire Service Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has been proactive at the local, state, or federal government level to improve fire/emergency services and life safety issues in Indiana. This award exemplifies the work, dedication and distinctive leadership, of the late Ivan Nevil and his dedication to the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association and the fire service of this state. Ivan's legacy resonates in the message he would impart calling for a stronger fire service as a group effort looking and planning for tomorrow.
Each year an officer or individual from the fire and emergency services community with in the state will receive the Ivan Nevil Fire Service Leadership Award. This individual should exemplify one or more of the following goals: