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Posted: Jan 18, 2019

Call for Nominations for 2019 Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award

As the founder of the Volunteer Fireman’s Insurance Services (VFIS) and co-founder of the Congressional Fire Services Institute, Arthur J. Glatfelter made a difference in the lives of countless firefighters across the nation. Through his generous support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and his dedicated service on the Board of Directors he also demonstrated his compassion for the families of those who died in the line of duty.

In appreciation for Art’s extraordinary achievements, the NFFF created the Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award to recognize exceptional service to the NFFF by men and women who continue to support his legacy.

Nominations are being accepted now through February 1, 2019. All paperwork, the narrative and the online nomination form must be submitted electronically to the NFFF at The award will be considered annually but may not be presented each year. 

Submission Guidelines:

• The candidate must be nominated by someone other than her/himself.

• Candidates may be submitted posthumously.

• An organization may be nominated for the award, but must be nominated by an individual who is not a part of the organization. 

The nomination narrative must address:

• The individual or organization’s support for NFFF’s prevention and support missions.

• The nominees’ significant impact.

• Documentation of the unique aspects of the candidate’s leadership.

• How the candidate’s contributions have encouraged philanthropic or other substantial support for the NFFF. 

The Selection Committee will be composed of the Board of Directors of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. There is not a process for appeal of the Board’s decision.

If awarded, the recipient(s) of the Arthur J. Glatfelter Distinguished Service Award will be honored at an event selected by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

The recipient(s) are eligible for financial support as necessary to attend the event to receive their award.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2019

City warned about lack of fire training 17 years before fatal blaze in Delaware

The 1997 fire at the Delaware Trust building was a wake-up call. Firefighters were confused about who was in charge and struggled to coordinate during the high-rise blaze that injured 15 of them at what is now the Residences at Rodney Square, federal investigators said in a report two years later. The feds recommended additional training.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)
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Posted: Jan 18, 2019

West Virginia firefighters arrested for setting county blazes 'for the excitement of it'

Four McDowell County firefighters were arrested Thursday on charges of intentionally setting fires in the War area of McDowell County. Cody Patterson, 26, James Stutson, 40, Michael Click, 28, and Brandon Short, 22, have all been charged by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office with first-degree arson and conspiracy, according to a press release from the agency.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Times West Virginian
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Posted: Jan 18, 2019

Injured Iowa firefighter breathing on his own

Though still in critical condition, Clinton firefighter Adam Cain now is breathing on his own and “continues to slowly improve” from a Jan. 5 explosion that killed a colleague, according to an update Thursday from the city. The 23-year-old’s ventilator was removed Wednesday, City Administrator Matt Brooke said.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Gazette
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Posted: Jan 18, 2019

4 patients treated after suspicious package reported at California courthouse

VIDEO: Firefighters treated four patients including a sheriff's deputy at the courthouse in Santa Ana after a package was opened that made them feel ill, officials said. A sheriff's deputy opened a package on the third floor of the courthouse and several people immediately felt ill, officials said. An Orange County hazardous materials team and the bomb squad responded around 2:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
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