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. If you or your business is interested in a sponsorship opportunity please contact Captain Rita Reith at 317-327-6086 /Rita.Reith@indy.gov
Checks can be made out to IFD Recognition Ceremony and mailed to :
Captain Rita ReithPIO/Media Relations DivisionIndianapolis Fire Department555 N New JerseyIndianapolis, IN 46204
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
Eng. Lawrence Tucker1997
Eng. Donald L. Duncan1996
Cpl. James Lewis1995
Capt. Phil Ochs III1994
Lt. Ralph Poteet1994
Lt. Thomas Arthur1992
Capt. Michael Spalding1992
Wayne Van Cleave1992
Lt. Gary Harp1991
Capt. Tim King 1985