In the Fall of 2019, the Austin VFW Post #7810 Post Commander Lyle Dynda nominated Sheryl Orlowski and Nathan Burgett for a state award for their dedication with the Austin Volunteer Fire Company.

Orlowski is a lifetime member of the Austin Volunteer Fire Department and is an emergency medical technician. Burgett is the current fire chief and a Firefighter with AVFD. Although Orlowski and Burgett were not chosen for the state awards, they were presented with certificates of recognition from the Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

Orlowski was recognized for her exemplary service to humanity by administering emergency medical assistance and Burgett was recognized and praised for guardianship of life and property. VFW Post 7810 also made a monetary donation to the Austin Fire Company in the amount of $1,000, in honor of both Orlowski and Burgett.