The John M. Buckman III Leadership Award
Provident has been privileged to work with many truly amazing fire service leaders over the past 85 years. We believe that outstanding fire chiefs from volunteer and combination fire departments, despite the fact that they represent over 80 percent of our nation's fire service, have been largely unrecognized when it comes to national awards. For that reason, all of us at Provident are very proud to join with the International Association of Fire Chiefs - Volunteer & Combination Officers Section by sponsoring the John M. Buckman III Leadership Award.
The award recognizes a Chief Officer of a volunteer or combination fire department who stands out on the local and/or regional level as a true professional who has demonstrated leadership, integrity, and outstanding moral values within the fire service.
This annual award is presented each November at the VCOS Symposium in the Sun. In addition to the actual award, Provident pays for the winner's travel and lodging expenses to attend the award ceremonies at the VCOS Symposium in the Sun.
2014 Award Nominations
The application period for the 2014 John M. Buckman, III Leadership Award is now open. Please use the link below for a copy of the nomination form and instructions.
The 2014 John M. Buckman, III Leadership Award will be presented at the VCOS Symposium in the Sun in November, 2014.
All nominations must be received by August 1, 2014.
John M. Buckman III Leadership Award - Nomination Form