The Indiana Volunteer Firefighter’s Association is proud to announce that work has begun on an all new commemorative history book to celebrate IVFA’s upcoming 75th Anniversary. This hardbound collector’s quality will include hundreds of photographs, memories, and department histories that fully illustrate what it means to be a member of the Indiana firefighting family.
What better way to capture IVFA’s proud past and promising future than through a collection of pictures and information that, combined, tell the story of this great association and of the people who made it what it is today? The publisher and the yearbook committee are dedicated to making the anniversary yearbook a comprehensive and professional publication which all our members, active and retired, will be proud to own.
This 9×12-inch, red hardbound book will be printed in full-color and contain hundreds of historic and modern photos of civilian and uniformed personnel. It will also include individual biographical profiles of our members, group photos, and much more!
We Need Your Help
This commemorative book is about you! To make it as inclusive as possible, we are asking you to contribute by sending in your personal biography along with two photos, one from your early days in the fire service, plus a recent photo. Your 150-word biography will be included at no charge—please see the sample biography and form here. IVFA Biography Form
In celebration of the IVFA’s 75th anniversary, we are asking all of our member departments to complete and submit the form below for the Department Section of the book. There is no charge for being included, and no purchase necessary to be included. Please see the sample department history form here. IVFA Department History Form
You may also submit photographs related to volunteer firefighting—action shots and group photos will be accepted, plus personal accounts and stories for consideration. Your stories, which will portray the diversity of the IVFA, can be related to alarms, training, special events or other activities. Biographies, photos or stories may be emailed to IVFA75thBook@AcclaimPress.com.
This book is only being sold to IVFA members and their families. Since the anniversary yearbook will be a limited edition publication, the number of books printed will be based upon the number of copies ordered in advance. Therefore, you are encouraged to place your order by February 28, 2023!
Please be a part of this historic project and order your copies today!
IVFA 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book – A Quality Publication
Acclaim Press has published commemorative history books for a variety of law enforcement agencies across the country, with nearly a century of combined experience in the publishing industry. Each book is painstakingly researched and documented, containing scores of superior, historic photographs and personal experience stories that capture the spirit of each department.
Your book will be a 9×12-inch, hardbound coffee-table book printed on number one grade, acid-free, double coated glossy paper to ensure the highest caliber photo reproduction and smyth-sewn binding for longevity. Your choice of full-color books includes the hardbound Deluxe Edition, bound in a classic red leatherette displaying the IVFA badge in gold for $59.95, or the Leather Collector’s Edition, bound in genuine bonded leather with the agency’s anniversary badge embossed in gold leaf for only $89.95. Either version may be personalized with your name, or that of a friend or loved one, for an additional $6.00.
NOTE: This full-color commemorative book will be a limited edition publication and you must order in advance to be assured of receiving a copy. RESERVE YOUR COPIES TODAY!
Table of Contents
• Detailed history of IVFA’s first 75 years, including leadership, conventions, achievements, and more
• Personal experience stories by firefighters, staff and retirees*
• In Memoriam/Wall of Honor
• Biographical portraits of IVFA members, with “then and now” photos
• Department pages, photographs and histories
• Hundreds of historic and contemporary photos, including action and group shots
• Membership roster, including 25 & 50 Year Members
• Awards, Miss Flame, Mr. IVFA, and more!
Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
Product Dimensions: 9" X 12"
Cover Type: Hardcover