MAFC –YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD CRITERIA

NEW IN 2017 – 35 AND 45 YEAR BARS

ELIGIBILITY
Eligibility criteria for the medal are:
• The recipient’s fire organzaition must have a member(s) or a combined membership of 5 consecutive years of membership in the M.A.F.C.
• 25 years’ cumulative active service in Manitoba with good standing
• For Industrial/Non-Municipal fire fighters, training to and certification at the “NFPA 1001” Level One, after 25 years of service
• Current or former resident of Manitoba
• Current or former member of the Fire Service, whether full time, part time, or volunteer.

PRESENTATION OF THE MEDAL
• Presentation of the medal(s) will be annually at the M.A.F.C. Conference.
• In the event that a firefighter cannot be present at the award ceremony, his/her medal will be forwarded within one week after the ceremony to his/her local municipality or organization.

WEARING THE MEDAL
• The medal shall be worn on the left breast, subordinate to all Canadian and British military decorations.

NOMINATION
• The nominating authority may be the fire chief, deputy, senior manager, mayor and city clerk or town administrator.
• Self-nominations will not be accepted.
• All nominations must consist of a completed M.A.F.C. Long Service Medal Nomination Form, along with a covering letter explaining why the nominee is worthy of the award.
• All nomination forms must be submitted by December 31st, after completing 25 yrs of service.

CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE SCOPE COVERED HERE
Application may be made on behalf of the firefighter with any and all supporting documentation, with a full explanation required. The application package will be reviewed by the M.A.F.C. Awards Committee who, at their discretion, will make a decision as to the Fire Fighters eligibility. Any decision by the committee will stand for the year the decision is made. Re-application cannot occur until the following year.

35 AND 45 YEAR BARS
Beginning in 2017 the MAFC is also offering bars for 35 and 45 years.  The criteria is the same as above. Note:  For persons who were no longer active as of 2014 or earlier, a fee of $20.00 plus GST is applicable.

Download the Nomination Form Here: Download

 

For Information on the following awards, please follow the links:

20 and 30 Year Exemplary Medal

Mary Beth Dolin Meritorious Fire Service Award