|Utah Firefighter of the Year Award Criteria
UTAH FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Any paid, call, or volunteer Utah Firefighters may be nominated by any person for any of the awards, but to be awarded Firefighter of the Year and Fire Company Recognition Awards, the successful nominee must be a member of a department chartered by the Utah State Firefighters' Association. Nominations may be initiated by anyone and must be approved and signed by the head of the local fire department and must be of performance of the last calendar year. Nominations must be received by the Selection Committee by March 10th. All applications must be accompanied by a photograph of the nominee(s). Other background information may be submitted with the nomination form and will be considered with it.
II. AWARD CRITERIA
Nominations may be made to recognize individuals for performance in any of the following areas:
a) MEDAL OF VALOR
Awarded to an individual or individuals as the highest recognition of bravery.
b) MERITORIOUS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE, INDIVIDUAL
Awarded to an individual for exemplary community service programs and/or actions.
c) MERITORIOUS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE, TEAM
Awarded to a team of individuals for exemplary community programs and/or actions.
d) FIRE COMPANY RECOGNITION
Awarded ONLY for an Association Member group or unit’s performance. Can go to a department or part thereof.
e) FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Awarded ONLY to an Association Member for outstanding service in any of the above categories.