CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award (Accepting Submissions)

You can now submit your nomination for the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations are due by June 17th, 2016. (Nominations received after May 6th may be considered for 2017 award)

The Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association’s “ CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award”©, in partnership with Duracell Canada Inc. and their partners, annually honours an individual whose remarkable achievements in the fire service and community exemplifies outstanding performance. To be considered for the award, nominees must have been a volunteer firefighter or volunteer-on-call firefighter for at least twenty (20) years. Each nominee will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Nominee has made a major contribution or has achieved significant accomplishments in the volunteer fire service on a local / municipal, provincial, and/or national level. (more than local community) Has contributed to the success of the fire service outside of their own jurisdiction.
  • Nominee has demonstrated superior dedication to the volunteer fire service and has served as a volunteer firefighter or paid on call volunteer firefighter for at least twenty (20) years.
  • Nominee has been active in their provincial firefighters’ association or beyond their own community.
  • Nominee has demonstrated community impact through the fire service or other volunteer activities. The selection committee will consider contributions made to other volunteer community service groups such as the Lions, Kinsmen, and Rotary type of community service, in addition to the work done as a firefighter.

The selection of the "CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award"© recipient will be determined through a Canada wide nomination process. Nominations must be received by the CVFSA using the attached PDF nomination form and mail it in to the address as shown on the form. Or use the online form at our web site:  Nominations must be in by June 17th 2016. The recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award will be recognized at the CVFSA Annual General Meeting, September 10th and we will pay travel costs, hotel fees, and meals to the winner and their guest.