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Chairman:  Millard E. (Mac) Moon

Medal for Heroism
It recognizes outstanding bravery and self-sacrifice in the face of imminent danger, i.e., acts which involve great personal courage and risk to the recipient. It is intended primarily for acts by civilians not in uniform but does not exclude police, firemen, and SAR members. It is not intended to recognize acts that would have been covered by armed forces medals for valor. The medal may also be presented posthumously.

Description: The medal is in bronze and is similar in design to the Good Citizenship Medal but inscribed, “Heroism.” It is worn suspended from a chest ribbon of the SAR colors. The medal is accompanied by an enameled bar, suitable for wear on uniform, and a certificate for
engrossing.

Law Enforcement Commendation Medal
The Law Enforcement Commendation Medal is presented to those who have served
with distinction and devotion in the field of law enforcement. The medal is intended to recognize exceptional service or accomplishment in the field of law enforcement. Eligibility is not limited to peace officers but extends to the entire range of persons who make and enforce the law to include but not limited to peace officers, attorneys, judges, prosecutors and legislators who have performed an exceptional act or service beyond that normally expected. The medal may be presented posthumously.

Description: The obverse of the medal depicts a police badge design surmounted by a gold eagle
with the SAR Badge below. The medal is accompanied by an enameled bar, suitable for wear on
uniform, and a certificate for engrossing.

Fire Safety Commendation Medal
The Fire Safety Commendation Medal is presented to an individual for accomplishments and/or outstanding contributions in an area of fire safety and service. The award is not limited to firefighters. It may be presented to recognize a variety of fire safety and service that has evolved into a highly technical and skilled profession with constant study, development and involvement by numerous dedicated citizens with a single goal – protect human life and property by preventing injuries or casualties due to fire and chemicals. The medal may be presented posthumously.

Description: The obverse of the medal depicts a fireman’s badge with a flame in the center. The medal is accompanied by an enameled bar, suitable for wear on uniform, and a certificate for engrossing.

Emergency Medical Services Commendation Medal
The Emergency Medical Services Commendation Medal is presented to an individual
for accomplishments and/or outstanding contribution in an area of emergency medical services. The award is intended for paramedics and certified Emergency Medical Technicians and others in the emergency medical field who have performed an act or service beyond that normally expected. The medal may be presented posthumously.

Description: The obverse of the medal depicts an EMS badge. The medal is accompanied by an enameled bar, suitable for wear on uniform, and a certificate for engrossing.

Additional information about the award of these medals can be found in Volume V, NSSAR Handbook Edition 2015.1, effective May 11, 2015.

Public Service and Heroism

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