Aiming to foster and promote unity and harmony among volunteer fire departments throughout Indiana

Mr. IVFA

Rules set forth to select the Mr. IVFA recipient:

  • The Mr. IVFA committee shall use all deliberative powers at their disposal to elect a person who has done the most, in their opinion, to further and benefit all aims and projects of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter's Association as well as the Fire Service of Indiana as a whole.
  • The committee may ask for letters of recommendation if they so desire, but in all cases they shall become a guide only and not a directive in the selection of any recipient. The number of letters sent in for any one individual or the mention of other community activities may be considered on the selection of same recipient. They may disregard all letters and suggestions if they so desire and pick a person of their choice. All decisions and judgments of this committee are final and binding.
  • The minutes and happenings of all committee meetings will remain secretive. Each member of this committee must do all in their power to make this possible.
  • The committee shall have all names recommended for consideration on hand by midnight February 1 of the year recipient is being selected. NO names will be added after this date. They shall find time to deliberate until a selection has been made. If deliberations are required before this time, they shall do that also. This name shall remain a secret until the time it is to be announced at the presentation and the inscribe plate on the trophy revealed.
  • All Mr. IVFA committee members are to be assembled for the presentation of the Mr. IVFA award.

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Past Winners

1960
Robert Hutson
1961
Bert Moser
1962
Ralph Israel
1963
C.A. "Red" Henderson
1964
Garland "Shorty" Kiefer
1965
Andy Vanwinkle
1966
Ralph Hertle
1967
Duane Lantz
1968
Edmund Weaver
1969
Verne Konopasek
1970
Edgar Nigg
1971
Paul Fairfield
1972
Charles "Butch" McGill
1973
Charles Bogden
1974
Gilmer Boaz
1975
Ivan Bousman
1976
Robert Esserman
1977
Carlos Jefferies
1978
L. Norman Crocker
1979
John "Jack" T. Ford
1980
Conrad Tucker
1981
Sam Bower
1982
Douglas Bechtel
1983
William "Bill" Howe
1984
Harold "Gene" Stofer
1985
William "Bill" Engle
1986
William "Bill" Goodwin
1987
Carl Davis
1988
Carl Bruns
1989
James Parker
1990
Toddy Michl
1991
Charles "Tug" Sutton
1992
Bill Bush
1993
Don Johnson, Sr.
1994
John Johnson
1995
Larry Ketchem
1996
Charles Baker
1997
Jack Kerney
1998
Bob Myers
1999
Lawrence Swartz
2000
Mitch Parish
2001
William Kinsey
2002
David Israel
2003
Mort Sorg
2004
Alfred Mendel
2005
L.E. "Buz" Koehler
2006
Ivan Nevil
2007
Harold Capper
2008
Jack Harker
2009
Jack Zeeks
2010
Ed Scheele
2011
Larry Bartlow
2012
Richard "Dick" Glant
2013
Jim Bradford
2014
Jean Smith
2015
Ed "Ski" Gerdowsky
2016
Sam Emery
2017
Lloyd Wright