Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects emergency medical technicians, law enforcement and firefighter personnel to receive VFW Public Servant Awards. Post Safety Chairmen are encouraged to submit a candidate for these awards to their Department Headquarters by January 1. The Department must select a single candidate for each of the three awards and submit those to VFW National Headquarters by February 1.

VFW National Emergency Medical Technician Public Servant Citation
Any individual, who actively gives emergency medical treatment, provides rescue service or civil disaster assistance as a member of any public or volunteer company organized to give emergency medical care, provide rescue and civil disaster assistance to our nation’s citizens.
VFW National Law Enforcement Public Servant Citation
Any individual who serves in a municipal, county, state or federal unit tasked with enforcement of the laws pertaining to their area of responsibility. This award does not apply to individuals employed by private companies or security services.
VFW National Firefighters Public Servant Citation
Any individual who actively fights fires as a member of any public or volunteer company organized to fight fires and give assistance to our nation’s citizens.
Please download and submit the form to us in person or by mail:
Entry Form 

Mailing Address:
Auburn VFW Post 1741
P.O. Box 327, Auburn, WA 98071


NOTE: The VFW National Programs Department does not require all documentation items to be mailed to
Kansas City, Missouri (from Department to National.) The only item the National VFW Programs Department requires is the "VFW Department Public Servant Award Citation Request Form" which can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Department upon request:
send an e-mail to tbeauchamp@vfw.org or call 816-756-3390, ext. 6287.