October Firehouse ran the ad about the Firefighter Of The Year award being co sponsored by Scott and Firehouse Magazine/ Firehouse.Com.

A great idea and way to go for sponsoring this well deserved recognition.

I think it is very fitting that the members of the FDNY were bestowed this award on the first year.

My question though is why has the IAFF been tasked to review the nominations for next year and select the winning recipient?. Is this award open to all Firefighters, regardless of being career or Volunteer.?