NFHC NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS THE HALL OF LEGENDS, LEGACIES, AND LEADERS: Class 2023
The National Fire Heritage Center Board of Directors is accepting nominations for the Fire and Emergency Services Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders (HLLL).Nominations will be accepted from June 15, 2022 through September 15, 2022. The HLLL provides individual recognition of significant contributions and distinguished service to the Fire and Emergency Services mission. Vice President Billy Shelton states that the HLLL is one of the most important initiatives of the National Fire Heritage Center (NFHC).Located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where it is maintained along with a virtual "Hall" that is part of the National Fire Heritage Center's website (www.fireheritageusa.org).
Nominating Criteria And Format
Any person or organization may submit a nomination(s) to the Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders in accordance with the following criteria:
- Nominees should have completed at least 25 years of service in the fire, special operations (i.e., technical rescue, US&R, hazmat, airport rescue firefighting, etc.) and EMS services and or fire prevention/protection discipline, and be known/recognized in the national/international fire service arena (NOTE: local/regional recognition does not qualify).
- Any individual or organization can submit up to two nominations annually.
- Nominations shall consist of a (1) cover page that can be printed on two sides and (2) a maximum of two additional printed pages that are typed, Arial Font 10 point, and printed on both sides. It is recommended that the nomination package follow the evaluation criteria noted below.
Nomination Packages Must Include:
- Picture (high resolution digital photos are recommended) and complete name of the nominee to include middle initial, current address, phone number and e-mail address, if available. NOTE: If the nominee is deceased, provide date of birth and death, and place of internment.
- Current and/or previous Fire and Emergency services affiliations with dates.
- Summary of fire service experience/positions impacting the fire service at the National / International level.
Evaluation of Nomination Packages
Nomination packages will be evaluated based upon the following professional accomplishments, distinguished service, and related factors:
• Level of National Impact upon the Fire Community and Area of Expertise (30%). Level of candidate's impact and influence upon the national / international fire protection community and area of expertise. In short, how did the individual "make a difference" within the fire serve / fire protection community?
• Leadership Roles in Professional, Standards and Related Organizations (20%). Leadership roles and positions of influence at a state, national or international level. This would include participation in consensus standards activities and fire protection community professional organizations (e.g., NFPA, IAFC, NVFC, IAFF, UL, etc.).
• Development of fire service and/or fire protection research, equipment, standards, or processes (15%). These accomplishments should have a substantial impact upon the fire protection community, as applicable.
• Development of textbooks, articles, and related writings and/or digital products authored by or participated in by the candidate (10%). This would include products produced or adopted by fire service and related organizations.
• Education, training and/or professional certification (10%) achievements accomplished by the nominee and/or their organization during their period of service.
• Professional honors and awards received, including those both within (10%) and outside (5%) of the fire protection community.
The quality of the nomination package is critical for having an objective process to review each nominee, especially for those individuals who may not be known to the Selection Committee.
President Rodney Slaughter encourages your submittal of nominees who you believe have made significant contributions to this profession. The candidates for this year's induction will be vetted by the HLLL Selection Committee and submitted to Board of Directors for final approval NLT October 15, 2022 and subsequently announced in the 4th quarter and at the 2023 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).
Gregory G. Noll, Chair
Hall of Legends, Legacies and Leaders Selection Committee
National Fire Heritage Center
P.O. Drawer 76
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
COVER PAGE shall be a single page that can be printed on both sides of the paper, typed, Aerial Font 10 point. A photograph should be attached with the Cover Page.
INFORMATION PAGES shall not exceed two typed pages (total of 4 sides), Aerial Font 10 point to provide the accomplishments / evaluation factors of the nominee.
NOMINEE (First / Middle / Last / Suffix
(Cell / Work / Home)
DATE OF BIRTH
(If Deceased, Date of Passing and Internment
(Cell / Work / Home)
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