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Law & Order: EMT/Paramedic of the Year

EMT of the Year

The Department of Florida will give a EMT/Paramedic of the Year Award to an EMT/Paramedic who has exceeded the requirements expected of his or her position and has shown a distinct pattern of community service and professional achievement. The award, which takes into account heroic acts, will be given annually at the Department Convention, recognition is also sent to National.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be a living, certified, active, full-time, paid or volunteer EMT or Paramedic. This includes those serving in some other capacities in the department/ company.
  • Be assigned to, or fully recognized by, Municipal, County, District, State, Federal Fire Department or currently employed.
  • Does not need to be a veteran or member of The American Legion.
  • Reside and be assigned or attached for duty in Florida.

Judging Criteria

  • Judges will be looking for an EMT or Paramedic who:
  • is well-rounded.
  • has exceeded, above and beyond, the duty requirements of his/her position.
  • exemplifies the virtues of professionalism and dedication.
  • demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service in both on-duty and off-duty activities.
  • proven his/her personal dedication to societal security and protection.


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