Each year the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) presents awards to nominated individuals, groups, firefighters, life safety educators, and others for their tremendous efforts in promoting fire safety and burn prevention within their community. Award recipients are highlighted at the annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon, held in October.
Below is the nomination criteria for each award category:
Corporate Responsibility Award
This award is given to a corporation that has responsibly gone above and beyond the norm by providing fire safety or burn prevention education to the public.
Life Safety Award
This award is given to an individual, fire department, or organization that has achieved a pattern of excellence through a fire safety or burn prevention program they developed, implemented, and has resulted in positive life safety results amongst their constituents.
Special Recognition Award
This award is given to an individual who has established a pattern of fire safety and prevention efforts within their community.
Wayne Luecht Memorial Award
This award is granted to an individual who has established a pattern of excellence through a Fire Safety or Burn Prevention Program that has benefited the public outside of their jurisdiction. A person has also excelled in his or her duties while leading the Fire Service to recognize Public Education as an important tool. An individual who has been judged by their peers to possess the qualities and superior work ethics that others strive to emulate.
Nominations can be submitted at any time but must be received by the IFSA no later than August 15th to be considered for the current year. Access the nomination form and to learn more about the annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon.