Nominations open: 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Awards

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Sep 14, 2015

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Leaders, innovators and pioneers - stand up and be recognized! Nominations for the 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Awards are now open. 

Sponsored by the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the USDA Forest Service, these awards recognize outstanding service in wildfire mitigation efforts and activities to increase public recognition and awareness of the need for continuing mitigation efforts.  

Categories to demonstrate excellence in mitigation include the Fire Adapted Community Fire Service Leadership Award, the Wildfire Mitigation Innovative Award, and the Community Wildfire Preparedness Pioneer Award.  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. 

The nomination deadline is November 6, 2015, and the awards will be presented in Reno, NV, at the Wildland-Urban-Interface Conference in March 2016. 

Learn more about the individual awards and their criteria.  Nominations can be submitted online.

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