Wildfire Mitigation Awards

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 program was established in 2014 in response to an overwhelming number of great wildfire mitigation program efforts happening throughout the United States 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).

Congratulations to the 2018 Wildfire Mitigation Awardees:

  • Abby Watkins (Newaygo County Emergency Services, MI) (White Cloud, Michigan)
  • Blue Mountain Forest Stewardship Initiative (BMFSI) (Golden, Colorado)
  • Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (Durango, Colorado)
  • Grizzly Flats Fire Safe Council (Grizzly Flats, California)
  • Jeff Dunning (Allstate Insurance, CA) (Grass Valley, California)
  • Jesse Cox (Trinity County Fire Safe Council, CA) (Weaverville, California)
  • Pat McKelvey (Tri-County Firesafe Working Group, MT) (Helena, Montana)
  • Project Wildfire (Deschutes County, OR) (Bend, Oregon)
  • Rincon Fire Department (Valley Center, California)

Awards History 

For the press release on the 2018 awardees, click here.

Past awardees have displayed outstanding dedication to wildfire mitigation across a broad spectrum of activities and among a variety of individuals and organizations. Meet past Wildfire Mitigation Awardees in the links below.

  2017     2016     2015  


Questions? Feel free to reach out to any of the following representatives of NASF, IAFC, NFPA, or the U.S. Forest Service:

Whitney Forman-Cook, NASF Communications Director, at wforman-cook@stateforesters.org or (202) 624-5417

Meghan Rhodes, IAFC Wildland Fire Programs Coordinator, at mrhodes@iafc.org or (703) 896-4839

LisaMarie Sinatra, NFPA Communications Project Manager, at LSinatra@nfpa.org or (617) 984-7655

Jim Philipps, IAFC Assistant Director of Strategic Communications, at jphilipps@iafc.org or (703) 537-4829

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