Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects emergency medical technicians, law enforcement and firefighter personnel to receive VFW Public Servant Awards. Members of the public may recommend individuals for their local VFW Post to consider and applications are due by Dec 1st. Afterwords, our Post Programs Director will submit a candidate for these awards to their Department Headquarters by January 1. The Department will 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 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.


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.
Entry Form

  1.  Recognized by their colleagues or those they serve.
  2. Consistent excellence in the performance of their duties.
  3. Consistent dedication to their official responsibilities over a period of years.
  4. Continuous growth in responsibilities and skills within their profession.
  5. Submit Entry Form electronically, or mail to Post 1741 by December 1st. 

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 or call 816-756-3390, ext. 6287.