The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee, jointly sponsored by NFPA, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the USDA Forest Service (USFS) recently announced the winners of the 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Award. Established in 2014, the awards are the highest commendation for the innovation and leadership displayed by individuals and organizations committed to wildfire preparedness.
The three categories for the awards include Fire Adapted Communities Fire Service Leadership, Wildfire Mitigation Innovation and the Community Wildfire Preparedness Pioneer.Recognizing the comprehensive challenge posed by wildfires, these awards commend the outstanding dedication to wildfire preparedness and safety across a broad spectrum of activities and among a variety of individuals and organizations. By honoring these achievements, the award sponsors also seek to increase public recognition and emphasize the value of wildfire mitigation efforts.
The awards will be presented at the IAFC Wildland-Urban Interface Conference (WUI) in Reno, Nevada on March 9, 2016.