Law & Order: Firefighter of the Year

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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.

Judging Criteria

  • 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


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