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

Ollie Sandberg Award Nomination

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.


  • 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

Please nominate a worthy candidate below.

Why is this person deserving of this award? Provide as much information as you'd like.
Years of service, positions held, etc.
Fire service associations, positions, etc.
Local associations, lodges, etc.
Phone, email, etc. of family member(s) of the nominee
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