On December 2, 2020, the Los Angeles City Firefighters’ Association will vote on this year’s
“2020 Firefighter of the Year”. This honor of distinction and recognition is given to a member of any rank, who, not by any single act, has distinguished himself/herself as one of outstanding character, dedication, and loyalty to the Department, the Fire Service, and to the citizens of the community.
To be eligible for consideration, nominees must have been an active LAFD member for at least one day during the nominating year, and a member of the California State Firefighters’ Association/Los Angeles City Firefighters’ Association.
Candidates will be judged on an overall career and life that exemplifies the best qualities of those who are honored to be part of the fire service.
If you know of such a person, and would like to nominate him/her for this prestigious award, submit your application NO LATER than November 30, 2020, to any one of the nominating committee members listed below. The nomination must include the nominees name, rank, assignment and a statement of why the member should receive the award. Photos and other documentation may also be submitted.
Please attend the Los Angeles City Firefighters’ Association meeting on December 2, 2020 at 0830 Hours, Fire Station 59 Training classroom, 11505 Olympic Blvd. and present your nomination IN PERSON. All Los Angeles City Firefighters’ Association members are welcome, and encouraged to attend the meeting and presentations, and to show support for the individuals being nominated.
Presentations may be subject to time limits depending on the number of nominations received in order to provide fairness to all nominees. These time limits will be announced prior to the start of the
December 2, 2020 membership meeting and will be strictly enforced. The nominee cannot be present during the meeting.
The election will be held in closed executive session following the nominations, and only members of the Los Angeles City Firefighters’ Association Board will vote.
Reminder, applications must be submitted no later than November 30, 2020.
Following personal notification of the winner by the Vice President, public announcement will be made by Department teletype.
2020 FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Robert Cordobes, (310) 977-5041
David Frelinger, (310) 951-1240
Adam VanGerpen, (818) 486-9939