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

Ollie Sandberg Award

This award is presented in memory of Mr. Ollie Sandberg, who was a very active member of the Prairieton Volunteer Fire Department.

This award is a handsome walnut plaque with the state of Indiana outline carved into it. The top half of the state carries a clock movement and the lower toe carries a brass fireman's head.

The award is being given to honor those people who work a little harder than the others on their department to improve the fire service, their community and to promote the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter's Association.

Rules

  • Application or letter on behalf of the nominee to be submitted to the IVFA awards chairman. (Vice President of the IVFA)
  • Nominee must be a PAID current member of the IVFA
  • Nominee cannot be a state officer of the IVFA or the IVFAA
  • Application or nominating letter must be in the hands of the committee by February 1
  • Award will be presented at the IVFA Convention
  • The Awards Committee will select the winner
  • Winner need not be present at the convention to receive the award
  • Winner to be recognized in his or her local area by a news release from the committee

Click here to nominate a worthy recipient for this award.

Past Winners

1986
Wilbur "Whip" Gallmayer
1987
Larry Ketchem
1988
Robert Meyers
1989
Robert Hays
1990
Larry Metcalf
1991
George Haring
1992
Frank Martin
1993
Pete Taylor
1994
Ike Hollingsworth
1995
Clyde Goetsche
1996
Diane Harrison
1997
Jack McFarland
1998
Max Harrah
1999
Raymond Van Kirk
2000
Archie Sapp
2001
Harold Harrison
2002
Anthony "Tony" Moster
2003
Jack Wilson
2004
John Johnson
2005
Sherry McFarland
2006
Howard Green
2007
Greg Colip
2008
Jerry Liston
2009
Don Vermillion
2010
Dave Phelps
2011
Roland Wise
2012
Barbara Kerney
2013
Paul Covington
2014
Bernie Anderson
2015
Dennis Spears
2016
E.J. Smith
2017
David Luker
2018
Raymond Weisebach