Wildfire Mitigation Awards nominations extended to Nov. 10  

Blog Post created by cathyprudhomme Employee on Oct 24, 2017

If you’ve been stressing about getting a nomination submitted for that risk reduction "superhero" that you know, you now have a little extra time! The deadline has been extended to November 10, and that gives you an extra ten days to get them nominated.


The 2018 national Wildfire Mitigation Awards are for an outstanding individual, group or organization that continuously demonstrates exceptional wildfire risk reduction achievements. They are the highest honor for outstanding work and significant impacts in wildfire preparedness and mitigation. The program was established in 2014 in response to an overwhelming number of exceptional wildfire risk reduction efforts occurring throughout the U.S.


Nominating a deserving individual or organization is simple and easy-to-do. Read the guidelines and supporting criteria and get started by completing the online form.

The three award categories include:

  • National Wildfire Mitigation Award
  • National Mitigation Hero Award
  • Wildfire Mitigation Legacy Award

Jointly 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 (USFS), the nomination deadline closes Friday, November 10.


Awards will be presented at the Reno, Nevada Wildland Urban-Interface Conference on February 28, 2018.