FIRE CHIEF magazine is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for In Service 2010 Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year. The award will be given to one emergency vehicle technician who has made an outstanding effort to promote a high standard of excellence in quality and safety in emergency vehicles.
An EVT is defined as a trained and certified professional who is responsible for the specification, maintenance and/or safety of emergency response vehicles and equipment. Selection criteria will emphasize leadership, professional development, integrity, and a commitment to the safe operation of emergency vehicles for the responders and the community. Criteria include a nominee's implementation of safe procedures, advanced education in the field, and service above and beyond will be considered.
The 2010 Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year award will place special emphasis on the period from mid-2006 through 2010. A nominee's role at a major emergency incident, while relevant, will not solely be enough to place that individual into contention for the award.
- Be a member in good standing of the Emergency Vehicle Management Section or a state EVT association as of Jan. 1, 2010.
- Been employed full-time for at least five years in the maintenance of emergency vehicles.
- Be working toward or have passed any of the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Commission tests.
- Be working toward or have passed any of the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence tests.
- Foster professionalism through participation in a local, state or provincial maintenance or EVT association.
- Adhere to the education of safety practices and procedures in his/her profession.
Any member of the IAFC or a state EVT association may nominate an EVT who meets the criteria described above. A letter nominating the EVT explaining why the EVT is nominated for this award, as well as any supporting information should be e-mailed to by June 30. A member cannot nominate him- or herself for the award.
Nominees will be advised that their names have been received. If they wish to be considered, they must complete an Award Recognition Response Form. Nominees will be asked to provide the following information: name, department, phone number, e-mail address, and the name of the award that you have been nominated for.
The IAFC's Apparatus Maintenance Section's Board of Directors and a representative of FIRE CHIEF/In Service will review all nominations and jointly select the winner. The judges reserve the right not to award anyone. The winner will be notified by July 24, and all nominees will be notified by e-mail of the results.
The EVT Award will be presented during the IAFC's Apparatus Maintenance Section Workshop, prior to Fire-Rescue International 2010 in Chicago.
Nominations should be sent by letter or e-mail to:
Connie Fonseca, FIRE CHIEF/In Service EVT of the Year Award, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2300, Chicago IL 60611; e-mail email@example.com