State Rep. Randy Frye has been honored with the 2013 Indiana Fire Chiefs Association Legislator of the Year Award.

The organization recognized Frye's "tireless advocacy for issues related to public safety."

Frye's signature public safety legislation this year was House Enrolled Act 1325 which allows the State Disaster Relief Fund to be used to pay first responders. The new law also provides funds for local fire departments to bring in backup firefighters to replace those who responded to a disaster.