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IVFA Medal of Valor

An act of valor is considered to be going above and beyond the call of duty; and exhibiting exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness, and presence of mind along with unusual swiftness of action, regardless of and while risking his or her own personal safety, in an attempt to save or protect human life.  

In order to be nominated for the IVFA Medal of Valor, the nominee must be a member in good standing with the IVFA and exhibit the actions above.  Click here to make a nomination.

The act justifying award of the Medal of Valor must be performed while engaged in emergency scene operations. These actions are to have been accomplished in a manner that would not discredit their actions as reckless or ill-advised. 

Incontestable proof of the valorous act will be required from the representing Fire Chief and or submitter for each recommendation for the Valor Award. 

The Valor Award may be awarded posthumously. 

Medal of Valor Recipients

  • Christopher Robb, New Harmony Fire Dept.
  • Andrew Cox, New Harmony Fire Dept.
  • Tim Deckard, Van Buren Fire Dept.
  • Paul Ford, Van Buren Fire Dept.
  • Jeremy Inman, Van Buren Fire Dept.
  • Brandon Prochnow, Center Twp. Fire Dept.
  • Sammuel Morrison, Center Twp. Fire Dept.
  • Jeff Newcom, Kempton Fire and Rescue
  • Dave Kirby, Kempton Fire and Rescue
  • Erica Stoffragen
  • Roger Bender
  • Trevor Batchelder, Hudson Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • Tyler Ebert, Hudson Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • Eric Randle, Delphi Tri-Twp. Fire Dept.
  • Keith Kender, Carroll County Ambulance Service