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    The Greater Fayetteville Chamber is pleased to announce the 2020 Annual Public Safety Valor Awards on October 13, 2020. This event is presented by Highland Construction and Restoration and Manna Church to show community appreciation to our first responders in the City, County and at Fort Bragg. This virtual event will be from 11AM - 12:30 PM.

    For the second year in a row we are bringing back the People's Choice Award. This award provides the general public an opportunity to nominate first responders they have observed in action during the period from April 2019 through June 2020.

    These awardees are nominated by their chief or agency head from a range of law enforcement, fire/rescue, and emergency management agencies that serve Cumberland County for the awards found below. Incidents should have occurred within Cumberland County in the past year, or have involved first responders representing a local public safety agency.


    Valor Award
    The highest award for valor and heroism. Awarded in cases in which a public safety official knowingly places themselves at risk of death or extreme serious bodily harm in the performance of an official act.

    Lifesaving Award
    To be awarded in recognition of official acts taken in a life-threatening situation where an individual’s life is in jeopardy, either medically or physically.

    Award of Merit
    To recognize outstanding public safety work which demonstrates initiative, ingenuity, and/or diligence in the performance of his/her duties. Ex: Creating a new program or process, solving a cold case, detective work over a long period of time on a major initiative, etc.


    Recipients are nominated by their respective agencies, and nominations are reviewed by a layperson panel consisting of the event’s top sponsors, which include Highland Construction & Restoration, Manna Church, and Cape Fear Valley Health System.

    We invite the public to view this with us by registering at www.faybiz.com under events. Please join us in showing our thanks to these brave men and women who are protecting us every day!

    Deadline for this nomination is September 4, 2020

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    11AM - 12:30 PM