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Top of Virginia Regional Chamber Accepting 2017 Valor Award Nominations

27 July 2017 News


Top of Virginia Regional Chamber is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Valor Awards. The ceremony recognizes members of various public safety departments, as well as every day citizens who have gone above and beyond to ensure the safety of others.

The deadline for nominations is September 1, 2017.  Nominations for the 2017 Valor Awards are for specific acts that occurred from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Nomination forms can be found on the chamber’s website.

Award winners will be announced at the 2017 Valor Awards ceremony on Thursday, November 2 at the Best Western Lee-Jackson Inn & Conference Center beginning at 6:00pm.

Award Categories:
Community Impact – Recognition of a group or individual whose work or actions has made a deep impression on the community at large.

Citizens Award – Recognition of citizen(s) for their extraordinary acts of courage in emergency situations or actions which directly result in the saving of a 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 which directly results in saving of a 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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