Awards

Federal Awards:

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The Association must approve any applications before it can be forwarded to the Federal Government.
Step 1: Download the form
Step 2: Fill out the form.
Step 3: Save the form.
Step 4: Send the form to office@nlfireservices.com where the form will be reviewed and approved by the Awards Committee.
Step 5: The form will be submitted to the Federal Government once approved.
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Fire Service Exemplary Services Medal:
The Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal, created on August 29, 1985, honours members of a recognized Canadian fire service who have completed 20 years of service, ten years of which have been served in the performance of duties involving potential risks, and were employed on or after the date of creation of the Medal. Recognized fire services include Canadian fire departments, fire marshals’ offices, fire commissioners’ offices and the Canadian Forces fire services. Exemplary service is characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency.Consideration is given only to periods of service for which no other long service, good conduct or efficiency decoration or medal has been awarded by the Crown. The Medal may be awarded posthumously.

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​Description: 

  • a circular medal, on the obverse of which is a stylized maple leaf bearing a fire hydrant with crossed axes, upon which a Maltese cross is centred, and which is circumscribed with EXEMPLARY SERVICE . SERVICES DISTINGUÉS, and
  • on the reverse of which is the Royal Cipher
  • the Medal is suspended from a ribbon of five equal stripes, two gold and three red; a Bar, bearing a stylized maple leaf, may be awarded to a recipient of the Medal for each additional 10-year period of service in the Canadian fire service.

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Nomination Form:
A new electronic nomination form has been developed to facilitate the nomination process. Click on the link below to get started and please read the instructions carefully. There is also contact information on the page for assistance, or to have the form emailed directly to you:

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Fire Service Exemplary Services Medal – Electronic Application

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Note the following:

  • As of May 12, 2015, only electronic forms will be accepted by the Chancellery of Honours.
  • More than one nomination can be listed on each form.
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Provincial Awards:

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Provincial Fire Service Awards Available:
20 Years’ Service – Medal
25 Years’ Service – Silver Bar
30 Years’ Service – Gold Bar
35 Years’ Service – Antique Silver Bar
40 Years’ Service – Antique Gold Bar
45 Years’ Service – Bronze Bar
​50 Years’ Service – Gold Chalice Bar
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Requirements:
1. The Provincial Fire Service Award is presented by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and is administered by Fire and Emergency Services (FES), Fire Services Division.2. Persons entitled to the Provincial Fire Service Award shall make written application to FES, except as noted in sentence 8, under posthumous awards.3. For the applicant to be eligible for a service award, a letter from the fire chief must accompany the application acknowledging proof of length of service years.4. Applications will not be processed until after the time is served for each individual service award. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

5. A person receiving an award will have served in a facet of the fire service for at least 20 years since January 1, 1955. The total time may be achieved by volunteer or paid service or a combination of both. Service time need not be continuous; however, temporary or long term leave of absence is not considered time served.

6. If a firefighter is on long term leave due to an injury as a result of his/her duties as a firefighter, leave would be considered as time served.

7. All service years must have been accumulated in Newfoundland and Labrador.

8. Where the qualifying person is deceased, and completed his/her years of fire service since January 1, 1985, the next of kin may apply for the award posthumously.

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Application:
You must download a copy of the application provided by Fire & Emergency Services, fill out all necessarry details, and submit it to their office by either email or fax

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Provincial Fire Service Awards – Application Form

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Association Awards:

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Firefighter Service Awards:
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The Association recognizes your dedicated efforts to the Fire Service, and along with the available provincial and federal awards for longtime service, we also provide a certificate for the members of our Fire Service who have served 20 years or more. Following 20 years of service, certificates are available in 5 year increments up to 50 years of service:

  • 20 Years’ of Service
  • 25 Years’ of Service
  • 30  Years’ of Service
  • 35 Years’ of Service
  • 40 Years’ of Service
  • 45 Years’ of Service
  • 50 Years’ of Service.

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Contact the NLAFS Office for the current form: office@nlfireservices.com 

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Firettes Service Awards:
In an effort to help recognize the efforts of another extremely important component of many of fire departments, we decided to create a certificate to recognize and honour our firettes. There are many departments out there who are supported in both a financial and a community services role by this important group of people, and we want to help ensure this is recognized by offering the following:

  • ​20 Year Firette’s Service Certificate
  • 30 Year Firette’s Service Certificate
  • 40 Year Firette’s Service Certificate
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Contact the NLAFS Office for the current form: office@nlfireservices.com 

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Junior/Youth Firefighter Certificates:
Junior/Youth firefighter programs in our provinces fire service are a vital component to recruitment, community services, and fire prevention. These programs help introduce our young people to the fire service, by training them in fire behavior, safety, basic fire tactics, as well as community service, and we would like to help you recognize the graduates of these programs in your departments.

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We offer a youth firefighter certificate to all graduates of your program, which will be customized with each individual students name, as well as spot for the fire chief of your department to sign the certificate.

  • Youth Firefighter Certificate

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Contact the NLAFS Office for the current form: office@nlfireservices.com 

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Certificate Template for Fire Departments:
If you would like to present your own department certificates, to members who don’t qualify for the awards above, or for any other purposes, you can use our template that we’ve created for department use. There are text boxes in the spaces that you will need to fill in your information, and the graphic at the top of the certificate can be replaced with your own department crest or logo at your convenience, by clicking on the picture, right click as it’s highlighted, and the clicking on “change picture” in the drop down box that appears. Select the file that you would like to use, and you will now have your very own department personalized service award certificates! Email us if you have any questions about using these.

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Contact the NLAFS Office for the current form: office@nlfireservices.com