The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to invite nominations for 2024 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 (WMAs) are 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. The program includes three awards: (1) the National Wildfire Mitigation Award, (2) the National Mitigation Hero Award, and (3) the Wildfire Mitigation Legacy Award. WMA partners will cover the cost of airfare, hotel, and registration for 2024 awardees to attend the in-person awards ceremony at the 2024 Wildland-Urban Interface Conference in Reno, Nevada.
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 2024 Wildfire Mitigation Awards must adhere to this criteria and be submitted to this online form by Sunday, December 17, 2023. To meet past Wildfire Mitigation Awardees, go to www.stateforesters.org/wildfire-mitigation.
Have questions? Please contact Meghan Marklewitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 896-4839.