Halifax Fire Chief Jason Viveiros was awarded the top prize for service to the community and to veterans by the Halifax Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6258, the VFW National Public Servant of the Year.
Post Commander David Walsh presented the award at a ceremony held Tuesday morning at 10 at the Halifax Fire Station.
Viveiros was recognized for his service to veterans in the community, and for his all around service to the community.
Viveiros was also the top choice for the VFW National Firefighter Award, presented to him by Jeff Najarian, Massachusetts Veterans of Foreign Wars State Commander.
The award is a national recognition of the achievements of one firefighter each year. Viveiros won the state competition, selected from all winners in the category of firefighting. Najarian said it was an “honor” to recognize Viveiros.
All VFW posts in the United States were asked to submit their choice for the firefighter they felt best exemplified the qualities needed to be an outstanding firefighter. From all put forth in Massachusetts, Chief Jason Vivieros was chosen for the top position.
Viveiros accepted the congratulations of area veterans, firefighters and family who were in attendance at the brief ceremony that occurred during a light mist under cloudy skies.