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CSFA Valor Awards

Established in 1967 the California State Firefighters' Association (CSFA) Historical Society Valor Awards Ceremony gives public recognition to individuals throughout California who have unselfishly provided their personal support to their fellow citizens. It is an outstanding opportunity to honor the award recipients for their heroic acts of courage that they displayed.

This year's Valor Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner will take place on October 11, 2014, at 6:00 PM in Sacramento, CA. It is guaranteed to be an extremely moving and emotional evening, as guests hear the first-hand accounts of bravery and heroism shown by these members of our community.


MEDAL OF VALOR: The Medal of Valor will be awarded to individuals that voluntarily risk their own life to an extraordinary degree in saving or attempting to save the life of another person, or voluntarily sacrificed themselves in a heroic manner for the benefit of others.

UNIT CITATION: The Unit Citation/Commendation will be awarded to a team or organized group of two or more individuals that voluntarily assist others in emergent situations. The individuals must have displayed gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions.

AWARD OF MERIT: The Award of Merit will be awarded to individuals who voluntarily assist others in emergency situations with limited risk to themselves.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION: The Certificate of Recognition may be issued by any Board member to a recipient within that Board member's area of responsibility.

LETTER OF RECOGNITION: A Letter of Recognition will be sent over the CSFA President signature to recognize individuals that voluntarily assist others in emergency situations with little or no risk to themselves and have not qualified for Medal of Valor, Unit Citation, or Merit Awards.

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This wonderful event would not be possible without the support of our faithful sponsors.


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