Now Accepting Nominations for the 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Awards
October 2, 2015
The International Association of Fire Chiefs, National Association of State Foresters, National Fire Protection Association, and the USDA Forest Service are accepting nominations for the 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Awards.
Established in 2014 in response to an overwhelming number of great wildfire mitigation program efforts across the nation, the Wildfire Mitigation Awards are the highest national honor one can receive for outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire preparedness and mitigation.
The three award categories include:
- Fire Adapted Communities Fire Service Leadership
- Wildfire Mitigation Innovation
- Community Wildfire Preparedness Pioneer
These awards are designed to recognize outstanding service in wildfire preparedness and safety across a broad spectrum of activities among a variety of individuals and organizations. By honoring their achievements, the award sponsors also seek to increase public recognition and awareness of the value of wildfire mitigation efforts.
The 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Awards will be presented in March 2016 at the Wildland-Urban Interface Conference in Reno, NV.