Now accepting nominations for 2023 Wildfire Mitigation Awards

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to invite nominations for 2023 Wildfire Mitigation Awards. 

Established in 2014, the national Wildfire Mitigation Awards program recognizes outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire preparedness and mitigation. By honoring the achievements of awardees, the program sponsors seek to increase public recognition and awareness of the value of wildfire mitigation efforts.

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards are jointly sponsored by NASF, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the USDA Forest Service. The program includes three awards: (1) the National Wildfire Mitigation Award, (2) the National Mitigation Hero Award, and (3) the Wildfire Mitigation Legacy Award.

A firefighter stands to the left of a fire burning in the background. At the top the text reads "Show your thanks. Nominate your mitigation hero for a 2023" and the large text in the center right reads "Wildfire Mitigation Award." The four sponsoring logos are beneath this text. The bottom text reads "Nominations accepted until November 11, 2022. Visit stateforesters.org/mitigation."

Effective community fire adaptation efforts can take many shapes. Creating a local mitigation coalition, implementing community wildfire protection plans, conducting community-wide assessments, promoting defensible space and home hardening, treating for hazardous fuels, and engaging fire departments and building code officials to reduce wildfire risk are ALL great examples of wildfire mitigation work.

You can submit a nomination and view the nomination guidelines and selection criteria here on NASF’s website. All nominations for 2023 Wildfire Mitigation Awards must adhere to this criteria and be submitted to this online form by Friday, November 11, 2022. To meet past Wildfire Mitigation Awardees, go to www.stateforesters.org/mitigation.

Have questions? Please contact Meghan Marklewitz at meghan@iafc.org or (703) 896-4839.

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