I am pleased once again to write to request nominations for the Annual Firefighter of the Year Awards. Over the past decade, the Firefighter of the Year event has grown in stature to be the premier event that honors the heroic acts of the men and women in the Massachusetts fire service; and I hope that you will take the time to reflect on your own department's activities and sort out incidents that are worthy of recognition. I encourage you to participate in the process by selecting candidates from your department who have gone beyond the call of duty to serve their community.
Please forward your submissions of candidates performing outstanding acts of bravery and or community service between July 1, 2004, and June 30, 2005, following the guidelines as attached. Your selections should be forwarded to Barbara Steele at the above address no later than August 15, 2005. The Heroic Awards Selection Committee will meet early in September to review the nominations and forward their decisions to the Governor.
I look forward to hearing from your department.