The purpose of this program is to publicly and officially recognize members of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services who distinguish themselves by performing exceptional or conspicuously outstanding acts of heroism. The program will also recognize members of the community who perform acts of heroism or otherwise perform life-saving actions. Individuals or organizations whose actions benefit the operation of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services in carrying out its mission will also be recognized.
Above & Beyond
It also provides for the recognition of members who perform commendable acts which are deemed to be above and beyond those normally expected or required of department personnel conscientious discharging their duties, and acknowledges personnel who engage in other meritorious or exemplary activities.