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

(Nominations received after June 08th may be considered for 2019 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.

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Collaborative partnerships begin with an idea. After working with several municipal units we were asked to provide a uniform municipal long service award. Working with several partners in 2013 we developed the municipal long service award in the form of a medal. This provided a uniform accepted option for municipal units that wanted to recognize volunteer and paid-on-call volunteer firefighters who provided 30or more years of service to their communities. This allowed the municipal level of government to follow behind the federal government of Canada and the provincial territorial governments in showing recognition and thanks. CVFSA agreed to manage the program and provide a single point of business contact for those municipal units wishing to participate in this national program. Implementation of the program began on December 12th, 2013 where municipal units in seven provinces took advantage of the program. This medal insures that a national standard is maintained as to appearance, presentation and awarding of such a medal. Municipal units can include incorporated villages, hamlets, towns, cities and government structures, below the provincial, federal and territorial levels. The CVFSA has created an on-line record of the recipients in a national database for recognition by their peers, their families and members of the general public who have an interest in the fire service. The CVFSA maintain an inventory and supply of the municipal long service awards in the form of framed plaques and/or service medals that can be shipped to your community. Additional detailed information can be obtained through a written request to


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applications for awards

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The Canadian Volunteer Fire Service Association was honored to have been selected to partner with the Governor General of Canada celebrating the 60th anniversary of Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II accession to the throne as Queen of Canada. The CVFSA was been selected to represent all Volunteer Firefighters in Canada in presenting the Diamond jubilee Medal.

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