Ohio Division of EMS’ Office of Fire Services is seeking nominations for the Ohio Fire Awards Program

The Division of EMS’ Office of Fire Services is seeking nominations for the Ohio Fire Awards Program, a newly established state awards program to recognize outstanding achievements in Ohio’s fire community and honor those whose accomplishments rise above the day-to-day excellence in fire training, education, and safety.

Categories for the state awards 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 under the Applications and Forms section or click the link http://www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/EMS0119.pdf. Deadline for nominations is August 13, 2010.

The Division of EMS will honor award recipients during National Fire Prevention Week, October 7, 2010.