Firefighter of the Year
The Department of Florida will give a Firefighter of the Year Award to a firefighter 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.
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Be a living, certified, active, full-time, paid or volunteer Firefighter. This includes EMT’s or those serving in some other capacity in the department.
- Be assigned to, or fully recognized by, Municipal, County, District, State or Federal Fire Department.
- Does not need to be a veteran or member of The American Legion.
- Reside and be assigned or attached for duty in Florida.
- Judges will be looking for a Firefighter 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