The Erie County Fair announced nominations are open for the Firefighter Honoree Award.
Organizers said, “This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding firefighter who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve their community. If you know a firefighter who deserves to be recognized for their courage, dedication and service, now is your chance to nominate them for this special honor.
“Firefighters are the unsung heroes of our communities. They put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, and protect our homes and businesses from fires, accidents and other emergencies. The Firefighter Honoree Award is a way to show our appreciation for their bravery and commitment.”
Erie County Fair CEO Jessica Underberg said, "We are thrilled to offer this award to honor the brave men and women who serve our communities as firefighters. We encourage everyone to take this opportunity to nominate a firefighter who has made a significant impact in their community."
Nominations for the award are open to the public and can be submitted online at www.ECFair.org until July 15. Nominees must be active or retired firefighters, including junior firefighters, who have served their communities with distinction. The selection committee will review all nominations and select a total of 12 honorees. One honoree will be honored per day at a special ceremony at 6 p.m. outside of the Firemen’s Building during the Erie County Fair.
The annual Firefighters Day at the Erie County Fair will be held Friday, Aug. 11. Admission will be free for firefighters and auxiliary members (with proper ID), and they will receive a $10 voucher valid for food, drink or rides. That same day, the Erie County Volunteer Firemen’s Association will hold a firefighter’s memorial service outside the Firemen’s Building at 7 p.m.
The Erie County Fair will be held Aug. 9-20. Visit www.ECFair.org.