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VFIS, Jim Blankenship Award for Excellence in Fire Training

This award was established to honor achievement and excellence in training within the fire community in Montana. This award will recognize an individual who has excelled at organizing or holding training with the purpose of advancement of fire service personnel. This award is open to both volunteer and career individuals.

The award was inspired byJim Blankenship who passed away in 2015. Jim served as a Fire Chief early in his career and later worked at the Washington State DNR and the Montana DNRC. 

Open for nominations. To nominate, please send a letter (no more than 800 words) explaining why the nominee should receive the award, and a list of three or more individuals (signed and with contact information) who confirm the nominee’s contributions. Please email nominations by the deadline of September 20, 2021 to [email protected].