Ollie Sandberg Award

This award is presented in memory of Mr. Ollie Sandberg who was a very active member of the Praireton Volunteer Fire Department.

This Award is a handsome Walnut Plaque with the State of Indiana outline carved into it. The top half of the state carries a clock movement and the lower toe carries a brass fireman's head.

The award is being given to honor those people who work a little harder than the others on their department to improve the fire service, their community and to promote the Indiana Volunteer Fireman's Association.

Rules
  • Letter on behalf of the nominee to be submitted to the I.V.F.A. awards chairman. (Vice President of the IVFA)
  • Nominee must be a PAID current member of the I.V.F.A.
  • Nominee cannot be a State Officer of the Association
  • Nominating letter must be in the hands of the committee by February 1
  • Award will be presented at the I.V.F.A. Convention
  • The Awards Committee will select the winner
  • Winner need not be present at the convention to receive the award
  • Winner to be recognized in his or her local area by a news release from the committee
Past Winners

1986 - Wilbur "Whip" Gallmayer
1987 - Larry Ketchem
1988 - Robert Meyers
1989 - Robert Hays
1990 - Larry Metcalf
1991 - George Haring
1992 - Frank Martin
1993 - Pete Taylor
1994 - Ike Hollingsworth
1995 - Clyde Goetsche
1996 - Diane Harrison
1997 - Jack McFarland
1998 - Max Harrah
1999 - Raymond Van Kirk
2000 - Archie Sapp

2001 - Harold Harrison
2002 - Anthony "Tony" Moster
2003 - Jack Wilson
2004 - John Johnson
2005 - Sherry McFarland
2006 - Howard Green
2007 - Greg Colip
2008 - Jerry Liston
2009 - Don Vermillion
2010 - Dave Phelps
2011 - Roland Wise
2012 - Barbara Kerney
2013 - Paul Covington
2014 - Bernie Anderson
2015 - Dennis Spears
2016 - E. J. Smith