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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.
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.
A nomination form must be filled out and returned to Executive Committee for review and selection. Nominations will be reviewed every quarter or on an emergency basis if necessary. Once decided the department will be notified of selection and process for presentation will be set-up. Executive Committee reserves the right to decide on nomination for Medal of Valor or Life Saving Award. Executive Committee decisions are final once decisions are made.