Nominations Now Open for 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 has 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.

The annual nomination period will run from January 1 to February 1. All paperwork, the narrative and the on-line nomination form must be submitted electronically to the NFFF at  The award will be considered annually, but may not be awarded 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 nomination form is available here.


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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