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IFD Recognition Ceremony
and
Medal of Valor Recipients

Each year, the Indianapolis Fire Department holds an annual Recognition Banquet to recognize the good deeds and sometimes courageous acts of their firefighters. The Banquet is typically held in January for the previous year. 

The Indianapolis Fire Department Recognition Banquet is solely funded with sponsorship donations and we would love your help !!  The sponsorship levels  below allow you to choose how you would like to participate in this important evening.  Two complimentary tickets to the banquet are given for donations in the amount of $100 or greater.

             -Platinum Sponsorship                      $1000.00 and above

            -Gold Sponsorship                              $500.00 to $999.00

            -Silver Sponsorship                             $150.00 to $499.00

            -Bronze Sponsorship                           $50.00 to $149.00

            -Friend of the Banquet                       $25.00 to $49.00

 All sponsors are recognized in the evening’s program and during closing credits of the televised ceremony, which is broadcast several times on government access Channel 16 throughout the year.  

I
f you or your business is interested in a sponsorship opportunity please contact Captain Rita Burris at 317-327-6086. Or at Rita.Burris@indy.gov

Checks can be made out to
IFD Recognition Ceremony
and mailed to :

Captain Rita Burris
Public Information Officer
Indianapolis Fire Department
555 N New Jersey
Indianapolis, IN 46204


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Medal of Valor Recipients

The Medal of Valor is awarded to the Indianapolis Firefighter who conspicuously performs an act of gallantry and valor involving extreme risk to their own life while attempting a rescue. The deed performed shall be one of personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual's act.

Lt. Richard Van Sant Jr.
1998 & 1995

Jake Jacobi
1997

Eng. Lawrence Tucker
1997

Eng. Donald L. Duncan
1996

Cpl. James Lewis
1995

Vincent Vaughn
1995

Tony Hall
1994

Capt. Phil Ochs III
1994

Lt. Ralph Poteet
1994

John Zinkan
1994

Charles Egger
1993

Lt. Thomas Arthur
1992

Gary McFadden
1992

Capt. Michael Spalding
1992

Wayne Van Cleave
1992

Lt. Gary Harp
1991

Capt. Tim King
1985