IYV +10: UFBA and NZFS Celebrate Volunteers
In 2001, the International Year of Volunteers, volunteer firefighters were presented with medals to honour their service to their communities.
The UN has officially designated 2011 as the International Year of Volunteers +10 (IYV +10) and the UFBA - with support from the New Zealand Fire Service Commission - will mark the occasion by once again presenting medals and / or bars to all volunteers who are eligible to receive these awards. These awards are not official UFBA service honours. Applications for the IYV medals are now closed.
Every brigade has received a Chief’s Kit with details on the medals and bars, eligibility criteria, and guidelines for presenting the awards to their members.
The Chief's Kit, along with a media release template and the official IYV +10 logo are available for download at the bottom of this page. For more resources and information on the occasion, click here.
The UFBA is excited to be a part of this project, and is pleased to honour volunteers for the important service they provide to their communities. If you have any questions regarding the International Year of Volunteers +10, eligibility criteria for your brigade members, or presentation of awards, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
IYV +10 Chief’s KitPlease log in to download this file
IYV +10 Media Release Template
A media release template to be used by volunteer brigades to promote their local International Year of Volunteers +10 awards presentations.
IYV +10 Logo
The official logo for the International Year of the Volunteer +10 provided by the United Nations.