Since September 11, 2001, Americans have further realized the valor and sacrifice of our Firefighting/Emergency Service personnel and their critical role in maintaining safety order in our society. The goal of the Firefighter/EMS of the Year Award is recognize a well-rounded Firefighter/EMS who has exceeded, above and beyond, the duty requirements expected of his/her position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement.
To be eligible for consideration, nominees must meet the following criteria:
- Be a citizen of the United States;
The American Legion Department of Nebraska will submit one nomination from the state for the National Firefighter/EMS of the Year Award. This award is given at Legion Headquarter's annual convention.
- Download the Department of Nebraska Firefighter/EMS of the Year Application Form. The complete application package must be submitted to Department Headquarters in Lincoln by December 1st.