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LFCA Edgar LeJeune Award for Heroism

About the Award
The LFCA Edgar LeJeune Award for Heroism is the LFCA’s most prestigious award. Since 2014, the award has recognized the courage and heroism that is a proud tradition of the fire service. The program is named for the first President of the LFCA.

Presented annually at the LFCA Annual Conference by the LFCA, the award honors a firefighter for his or her expert training, professional service and dedication to the duty displayed in saving a human life. But the program is more than that as it helps raise public awareness for the fire service in Louisiana.

All active firefighters career or volunteer, whether on or off-duty, are eligible for award considerations. They need only to be nominated by their chief for an incident in which they saved a human life.

The chief must submit all pertinent details and nomination to the secretary of the LFCA. The award winner will be presented the award at the conference banquet.

Nomination Process
The 2019 nomination period is now open and will close on February 19. The incident must have occurred within the year of 2018.

The LFCA encourages electronic nominations. Nominations may be emailed (pdf format) to

Printed and mailed submissions are accepted but must be received by February 22, 2019.

Printed submissions should be mailed to:

Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association
P.O. Box 82531
Baton Rouge, LA 7088