New wildfire mitigation awards announced

Blog Post created by luciandeaton Employee on Sep 23, 2014

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are pleased to invite nominations of candidates for the 2015 Wildfire Mitigation Awards.  It was great to hear these new awards formally announced at the NASF Annual Conference, occurning this week in St. Paul, MN.  Real successes in mitigating wildfire risk occur at all levels every year, but do not get the national recogniton they rightly deserve. Mitigation award NASF Conf sign 

Excellence in mitigation is highlighted by the Fire Adapted Community Fire Service Leadership Award, the Wildfire Mitigation Innovative Award, and the Community Wildfire Preparedness Pioneer Award.  Each recognize outstanding service in wildfire mitigation efforts and activities to increase public recognition and awareness of the need for continuing mitigation efforts. 

The nomination deadline is November 21, 2014, and the awards will be presented in Reno, NV, at the Wildland-Urban-Interface Conference in March 2015. 

Individuals, agencies (federal, state or local), or organizations that have made outstanding contributions with significant program impact in mitigation of wildfires are eligible for nomination.

We encourage you to learn more about the individual awards and their criteria.  Nominations should be submitted on the online form system

Take this opportunity to promote and praise successful mitigation efforts at the national, regional, and local levels.