• 2021 Valor Nominations

    The awards will be made for acts that occurred between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021
    Nomination Form for: *
    Department: *
    Nominee(s) Status: *
    Nominee Mailing Address:
    Nominator Mailing Address
    List of Valor Awards: (See award criteria below) Please select one category for which you request your nominee be considered. *
    In order for the Selection Committee to determine the significance of the nomination, please take sufficient time to create a very detailed description of the incident. Remember, the committee may be seeing this information for the first time and your description will be an important part of the selection process. The narrative should include, but not be limited to the following information: • Summary paragraph of the specific act (what the person(s) did to deserve recognition) • Date of the act (must fall between July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021) • Time of day of the act • Location of the act (street address) • Other participants in the act (name, rank, unit, etc.) • Persons given aid (age, sex, address, type of aid, hospitalization, diagnosis, outcome) • Injuries to the nominee(s) (treatment, hospitalization, diagnosis) • Equipment used at the scene • Equipment used by the nominee(s) • What specific dangers existed • List specifically what the nominee(s) did • Describe the area/scene (entry, the path of rescue, hazards, point of rescue, weather, etc.) • Other recognition received by the nominee
    Valor awards:
    The nominator understands that the Valor Awards Committee reserves the right to determine whether recognition will be presented and that the nominee may be considered for a different award than the one for which he/she was nominated. The nominator may be contacted if further information is required by the selection committee. The submission of a nomination does not guarantee that any award will be presented.
    Chamber contact information:
    Questions regarding the Valor Awards should be directed to: Danita Roble, Event Management, Top of Virginia Regional Chamber, 540-662-4118, ext 11 or droble@regionalchamber.biz
    Nomination Deadline:
    NOTE: Nominations for the 2021 Valor Awards are for specific acts that occurred from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021. Any and all nominations received will be reviewed by the committee. VALOR AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE: July 30, 2021
    Citizen's Award
    Recognition of citizen(s) for their extraordinary acts of courage in emergency situations or actions which directly result in the saving of human life.
    Unit Citation
    Recognition of acts by a unit/division/company demonstrating unusual judgment, ingenuity, and/or personal risk and bravery during an emergency situation, when such action is beyond that normally expected in the performance of duty.
    Meritorious Action Award
    Recognition of individuals for exemplary action, placing themselves in a situation of personal risk.
    Lifesaving Award
    Recognition of actions in emergency circumstances that directly results in the saving of human life.
    Certificate of Valor
    Recognition of actions demonstrating unusual judgment, zeal, or ingenuity, not normally involved in the performance of duties.
    Bronze Award of Valor
    Recognition of acts involving personal risk and demonstrating unusual judgment, zeal, and/or ingenuity during an emergency situation, when such action is beyond that normally expected in the performance of duty.
    Silver Award of Valor
    Recognition of acts involving significant personal risk and bravery beyond that which is expected during the normal performance of duty.
    Gold Award of Valor
    Recognition of acts involving supreme sacrifice or extreme personal risk and heroism which is clearly above and beyond the call of duty.
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