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).


The 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Awards will be presented at the Wildland Urban-Interface 2019 Conference in Reno, Nevada, March 27, 2019 to the following individuals and organizations:

  • Byron Bonney (Bitter Root Resource Conservation and Development Area) (Hamilton, Montana)
  • City of Pigeon Forge (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)
  • Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership (Flagstaff, Arizona)
  • Pat Dwyer (Logtown Fire Safe Council and El Dorado County Fire Safe Council) (Logtown, California)
  • Paulette Church (Durango, Colorado)
  • Rocky Infanger (Tri-County FireSafe Working Group/Wolf Creek Volunteer Fire Department) (Helena, Montana)
  • Sunset View Estates (Bend, Oregon)

Click here to read the press release announcing the 2019 awardees.


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.

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

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