The Greater Fayetteville Chamber is pleased to announce the 2023 Annual Public Safety Valor Awards on September 12, 2023. This event is to show community appreciation to our first responders in the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and at Fort Liberty.
These awardees are nominated by their Chief or agency head from a range of law enforcement, fire/rescue, and emergency management agencies that serve Cumberland County for the awards found below. Incidents should have occurred within Cumberland County in the past year, or have involved first responders representing a local public safety agency.
The highest award for valor and heroism. Awarded in cases in which a public safety official knowingly places themselves at risk of death or extreme serious bodily harm in the performance of an official act.
To be awarded in recognition of official acts taken in a life-threatening situation where an individual's life is in jeopardy, either medically or physically.
Award of Merit
To recognize outstanding public safety work which demonstrates initiative, ingenuity, and/or diligence in the performance of his/her duties. Ex: Creating a new program or process, solving a cold case, detective work over a long period of time on a major initiative, etc.
People's Choice Award
Selected from public nominations, this awardee is someone who the community believes went above and beyond the call of duty.