FF/EMS Responder of the Year

2016 Firefighter of the Year - Curtis Brown, Fire Chief, Dalhart Fire Department

2016 EMS Responder of the Year - Timothy Keirn, Chisholm Trail Fire/ Rescue

 

Firefighter of the Year

(Revised September 1, 2010)

Guidelines

Nominee’s department must be a member of the State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas.

A nominee must hold current individual membership in the State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals’
Association of Texas.

Each nominee will be considered on a point system to determine the three finalists.
The areas to be considered are:

  1. Leadership abilities, including: leadership positions held, work knowledge, 
  2. communications, creativity and innovation, attitude, interaction with others

  3. Dedication to training and/or introduction of new and innovative training methods
  4. Involvement in SFFMA, at both the state and district levels
  5. Community involvement, both church and civic
  6. Acts of heroism in a fire-related act or act of bravery
  7. Accomplishments/awards received
  8. Certifications held
  9. Letters of recommendation (no more than four, please)
  10. Pictures may be submitted (no more than four, please)

All nominations must be submitted to local districts by a fire department on or before the district’s spring meeting.
Submissions must be received with a letter from the fire department and signed by the fire chief,
assistant chief or president.


One nominee from each district should be submitted in a sealed envelope to the SFFMA office no later than
the fourth Monday in May. Submissions must be received with a letter from the district and signed by the district
president or secretary.


The SFFMA office will log in the submissions as received and will leave the submissions unopened.

The FFOY committee will meet during the last week of May to open the submissions and to select the three
finalists based on the above criteria. The nominees will be notified of the results.

The three finalists will be interviewed by the FFOY committee on Saturday morning at the state convention.

All nominees will be recognized and the winner will be announced on Sunday, at the opening business meeting.

All submissions will be returned to the districts after the state convention.



EMS Responder of the Year

Guidelines

Nominee’s department or agency must be a current active member of the State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals’
Association of Texas.

Nominee must be a current individual member of the State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas.
A nominee could be considered because of past heroism in an EMS-related act, act of bravery, dedication to
training, or introduction of new and innovative training methods.

Leadership abilities to be considered are:

1. Work knowledge

2. Communications

3. Creative ability

4. Innovation

5. Attitude

6. Interaction with other people

 

Community involvement is considered, either church or civic.

A nominee should be considered for the committees he/she may have chaired or served on and how
these committees functioned under his/her guidance.

Nominees will be considered on a point system, receiving points for their contributions in the above various areas.

There will be a personal interview conducted with the top three finalists.

To win the state award as EMS Responder of the Year, nominees do not have to be an agency officer or chief.

All nominations for EMS Responder of the Year must be submitted to a local district association,
on department or agency letterhead, and signed by the department or agency chief officer or executive,
assistant chief, or executive and/or department or agency president.

The district offices will conduct submissions of district nominations to the SFFMA office.

Submission of winning nominees must be on a district letterhead, and/or signed by the president or secretary
of the district.

One nomination from each district president/secretary shall be submitted to the SFFMA office by fax,
email or postal mail by the fourth Monday in May.

Copies of certificates and pictures may be included (but no more than four of each).

The SFFMA office will log in the submissions as received and will leave the submissions unopened.

The EMS Responder of the Year committee will meet during the last week of May to open the submissions
and to select the three finalists based on the above criteria. The nominees will be notified of the results.

The three finalists will be interviewed by the EMS Responder of the Year committee on Saturday morning
at the state convention.

All nominees will be recognized and the winner will be announced on Sunday, at the opening business meeting.

All submissions will be returned to the districts after the state convention.