International Association of Wildland Fire AWARDS
Notice posted September 30, 2016
We are now accepting nominations for IAWF Awards!
We encourage you to gather your information to nominate some very deserving folks! Recipient does not have to be an IAWF member to receive an award. Awards will be presented at an upcoming IAWF Conference when possible.
The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2016.
Wildland Fire Safety Award
The IAWF WILDLAND FIRE SAFETY AWARD is given to someone in the wildland firefighting community who has made a significant contribution to wildland firefighter safety, either directly on the fireline, or indirectly through management or cultural changes. Their contribution is frequently beyond their normal everyday job expectations - sometimes at the potential risk to their own career, and their example can encourage others to act in a similar manner. Nomination will be open in years corresponding with the Safety Summit.
Ember Award for Excellence in Wildland Fire Science
The purpose of the IAWF EMBER AWARD is to acknowledge sustained achievement in wildland fire science. The name 'Ember' was chosen to reflect the fact that research and science often move slowly, and their benefits or impacts may not be apparent for years or more. Nominations open annually on September 23rd.
Distinquished Service Award
The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Distinguished Service Award which recognizes individuals, groups or organizations for their outstanding contributions to furthering the goals of the Association.
Student award for best poster or oral presentation at every IAWF hosted conference. Partner conferences may request to give this award as well.
At the ISS2 we had some stellar student presentations included on the program schedule. We had a wonderful group of professionals volunteer to attend each of the presentations, evaluate and compile their results.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Spark Award: Best Student Presentation!
First Place: Joshua Horsley, University of Sydney, Australia
Second Place: Scott Kelleher, Colorado State University
Congratulations to each of these students. They will be awarded with an IAWF membership, as well as a cash prize.
Excellence in Wildland Fire Management
The “Management Award” was established to honor achievements and excellence in the management of wildland fire programs. This award recognizes an individual who have made lasting contributions in program management and inspired others through their creativity, innovation, leadership, application, guidance, and communication in response to challenging and controversial wildland fire management issues. Nominations open annually on September 23rd.
Early Career Award in Fire Science
This award is to recognize a promising early-career professional who has demonstrated outstanding ability in any field of wildland fire science. Early career is nominally taken to include professionals who are under 40 years of age when nominated. Nominations open annually on September 23rd.
Early Career Award in Fire Operations
This Award is to recognize a promising early-career professional who has demonstrated outstanding ability in any field of wildland fire operations. Early career is nominally taken to include professionals who are under 40 years of age when nominated.