Recognize your heroes! Nominations now open for 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Awards

Blog Post created by cathyprudhomme Employee on Sep 24, 2018

Members of the sponsoring organizations on stage with award recipient


Here's the perfect opportunity to highlight and recognize an outstanding individual, group or organization that continuously demonstrates exceptional wildfire risk reduction achievements - the 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Awards.

The national awards are the highest honor for outstanding work and significant impacts in wildfire preparedness and mitigation. Established in 2014, the awards were developed 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 form.

Three award categories cover a broad spectrum of achievements:

  • 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 deadline to submit a nomination is Wednesday, October 31.

Awards will be presented at the Wildland Urban Interface Conference, March 27, 2019 in Reno, Nevada.


Photo credit: NFPA