If you would like to commend a firefighter for their actions towards you directly or as a bystander we would love to promote a way for you to thank and encourage them. In a career where they witness unspeakable tragedies and endure stresses that are difficult to understand, recognizing our firefighters’ dedication and good work ethic can really help reassure them during the hardest of days and remind them of the citizens who they are doing this for. As for the Columbia Firefighters Association, we are committed to commending good work when it is truly deserving. Please consider completing the form on this page to acknowledge a firefighter, that in your opinion, deserves recognition for their firefighting actions on or off duty. Union members of IAFF Local 793 who receive commendations are eligible for our annual firefighter of the year awards for the corresponding year their commendations were received. Non-union members in our department can still be recognized and applauded for their good work submitted to us via commendations even though they are not eligible for those official awards. Below the fill-in form boxes on this page there is also a downloadable PDF file of the official “Firefighter of the Year Submission Form”. The form can be downloaded and completed then emailed directly to [email protected] or physically mailed to our business address: 130 Arrowwood Rd. Columbia, SC 29210 ATTN: FOTY Award. The Columbia Firefighters Association Firefighter of the Year Award rules/stipulations is also available to view through a link at the bottom of this page.