Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Delta, received the 2018 Legislator of the Year Award from the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin (PFFW) at its annual convention last week.

Bewley was recognized by the PFFW for her work on legislation supporting firefighters and public safety officials during the 2017-2018 legislative session.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Bewley. “Firefighters, paramedics, and first responders provide the safety net for every community in Wisconsin. I am proud to be able to support them in return. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep us safe.”

She said she was pleased firefighters from Rice Lake, Ashland, and Superior were able to be in Madison for the presentation of the award.