You can now submit your nomination for the  2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nominations are due by June
08th, 2018.

(Nominations received after June 8th may be considered for 2019 award)

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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, local Foodbank, Kinsmen, Red Cross, United Way, Red Cross, Minor Hockey 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 through the online form or at the address below by June 08th 2018. The recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award will be recognized at the CVFSA Annual General Meeting,  in Lesser Slave Lake, Alberta, September 29th and will receive  a similar prize package as shown below.

Duracell and their proud partners are excited to be providing a prize package as shown below:

  • Trip to Lesser Slave Lake, AB, to attend annual general meeting presented to the winner.
  • Complimentary 1-year CVFSA Personal Membership presented to the winner.
  • Crafted personalized limited edition mouth blown, hand cut crystal vase trophy to the winner.
  • Place in the CVFSA history page on the Association’s web site (Value Priceless) for the winner.
  • 200 First Alert smoke alarm units donated to your community or fire department
  • A donation may be made to your local Community Food Bank – – compliments of P & G (pending)
  • Two paid nights at the Slave Lake Inn, Slave Lake – – compliments of Duracell
  • While in Slave Lake you will be given a daily restaurant credit for your meals
  • FireBozz equipment package
  • Rooyman’s Mercantile safety equipment
  • Scott Plastics / Scotty Firefighter products
  • this prize Legacy Package normally runs at a value of $50,000.oo
  • and there is more to come ! (Prizes are subject to substitution)

Nomination packets must include:

  • Nomination form.
  • 500-word essay describing the nominee’s accomplishments in and dedication to the volunteer fire service.
  • Detailed resume or background sheet of up to four (4) pages containing an overview of the individual’s experience, education, or other pertinent information.
  • Up to three (3) additional letters of recommendation supporting the nominee are optional
  • You may include (4) additional supporting documents, such as articles or additional recommendation letters (optional). Please note that only the first six additional supporting documents submitted may be reviewed.
  • The individual nominated is not required to be a member of the CVFSA but the nomination form must be submitted by a registered CVFSA member in good standing. If you want to nominate and are not a member, well then join and then submit.

Please note:

  • If chosen, award recipient must submit a digital photo to be used for CVFSA newsletters, web sites, etc.
  • Only one award will be presented each year to one volunteer firefighter or fire officer. The individual must be a Canadian citizen. (we do not accept nominations for a group or fire company – individuals only)

If mailing your application, send to our business office AND mark your envelope on the outside

ATTENTION: Lifetime Achievement Award
Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association
5-2600 Skymark Ave., Suite 100
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 5B2

Phone: 902-678-2786                           Fax: 877-920-2111
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Nominations start March 1st and are accepted till June 08th, 2018.

The 2018 “CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award”© is sponsored by Gold Corporate Member Duracell Canada Inc. and their

partners. Partners include Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association, First Alert and FireBozz.  Other supporters have chosen not to be listed herein.

Questions may be directed to Mark Pound, Chairperson for the, 2018 “CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award”

Phone: 902-678-2786  or   Email

If you make a nomination to this program on-line, you should receive a reply email within 48 hours letting you know we received the nomination and all the required documentation. You can also scan you’re your documentation and email as a PDF.  If sent via Canada Post allow ten days for a reply.  If not, resubmit your nomination or contact us using

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award©

2016 “CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award”©

Fire Chief Jerrold Lemko

2015 Winner

Fire Chief Malcolm. E. Noble

2014 Winner

Chief Miles L. Boulter

2013 Winner