The Greater Fayetteville Chamber is pleased to announce the 2020 Annual Public Safety Valor Awards on June 23, 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 breakfast event will be from 7:30 AM-9:30 AM at Manna Church, 5117 Cliffdale Rd., Fayetteville.
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 March 2020.
In addition to the People’s Choice Award, public safety personnel will be honored for acts of heroism in the past year. 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.
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.
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.
People's Choice Valor Award
The People’s Choice Award recognizes first responders whose heroic efforts are making a difference in our community. This award provides the general public an opportunity to nominate first responders they have observed in action during the period from April 2019 through March 2020. The nominee must be currently employed by an emergency response agency and working in Cumberland County. The nominator may nominate someone for their response to a particular incident or for activity they have observed over a period of time. The types of activities include lifesaving, valor, or awards of merit for service to their community and their agency.
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 attend – tickets are $25, and are available online 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 April 1, 2020