U.S. Fire Administrator Keith Bryant attended the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor ceremony at the White House on May 22, 2019. The Medal of Valor honors federal, state, local and tribal public safety officers who have demonstrated exceptional bravery, risking serious injury or death, in the line of duty.
President Trump recognized two firefighters, Captain Dustin Moore and Firefighter Andrew Freisner of the Lenexa (Kansas) Fire Department, for the heroism they displayed on April 16, 2016. Moore and Freisner rushed into a burning apartment building to rescue a trapped, unconscious woman and two small children.
The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor is the nation's highest public safety honor that can be awarded to emergency medical personnel, firefighters and law enforcement officers. You can nominate personnel who have demonstrated exceptional bravery for this prestigious award now through July 31, 2019 at the Medal of Valor website.
It is important to express, whenever we can, the inherent dangers and risks firefighters face day in and day out to protect the lives of the citizens and communities they serve.U.S. Fire Administrator Keith Bryant