Nomination deadline for state fire awards program approaching


COLUMBUS — The Division of Emergency Medical Services’ (EMS) Office of Fire Services is seeking nominations for the Ohio Fire Service Hall of Fame and Fire Awards. The Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of State Fire Marshal and the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS join together each year in September to honor all who serve Ohioans through the fire service.

“Each day in Ohio, firefighters save lives and perform countless noteworthy acts to their community,” said Ohio EMS Executive Director Mel House. “These awards are a tribute to those individuals and organizations whose overall contributions go beyond their basic duties and responsibilities and who represent the finest traditions of our profession.”

Categories seeking nominations include: Ohio Volunteer Fire Department of the Year/ Ohio Fire Officer of the Year/ Ohio Fire Educator Lifetime Achievement, Ohio Fire Service Instructor of the Year; and, Ohio Fire Prevention Educator of the Year.

Award criteria, eligibility rules and nomination instructions are described at www.ems.ohio.gov. Deadline for nominations is June 22.