Nominations for 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Awards Being Accepted

The International Association of Fire Chiefs, National Association of State Foresters, National Fire Protection Association, and the U.S. Forest Service are excited to open 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 recognize outstanding service in wildfire preparedness and safety across a broad spectrum of activities among a variety of individuals and organizations. By honoring these 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.

Review award criteria and submit a nomination by November 6, 2015, by visiting www.stateforesters.org/mitigation. Contact Bree Willging of the International Association of Fire Chiefs with questions.