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Ready, Set, Go! Program 2018 Awards

Call for Nominations & Eligibility Requirements

Author: Kaitlin Lutz/ Monday, September 25, 2017

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The International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program announces the 2018 RSG! Program Awards. These awards recognize the exceptional efforts and achievements of fire departments, state agencies and individual fire service members associated with implementing and maintaining a successful RSG! Program in their community, in turn improving wildland-fire preparedness dialogue between local fire departments and the residents they serve.  Do you know a member who is deserving of recognition for their dedication to RSG mitigation efforts? 

Nominations will be reviewed by members of a technical review committee and the winners will be announced in February of 2018.  Award recipients will be invited to the IAFC’s Wildland-Urban Interface Conference in Reno, Nevada, February 27-March 1, where the awards will be presented. Travel, lodging, conference participation and award costs are complimentary to award recipients.

Two awards will be presented, one for a career department and one for a volunteer/combination department:

RSG Award for Excellence criteria:

  • Demonstrated contributions to the RSG! Program through program development and dedicated efforts, who through leadership conveyed the importance of encouraging others in the fire service and throughout the community to be partners in the wildland fire solution.
  • Impact of effort on the communities served and RSG! Program improvement within their jurisdiction.
  • Use of program demonstrated through AMS or other documentation and communication with RSG staff. These member efforts will be based on specific success achieved in the prior calendar year.

To learn about the 2017 award winners, please visit the RSG website

Deadline for nominations is January 5, 2018.

Nominate Today!

The Ready Set Go! Program is a program funded by the USDA Forest Service to promote improved dialog on wildland fire preparedness between fire departments and the residents they serve. The program provides the guidance and tools, free of charge, for any department, regardless of size or resource ability to communicate with residents about what to expect in a wildfire, how to adopt successful and existing defensible space guidance and to raise situational awareness in the public that during the early stages there may not be enough firefighting resources to protect every home.

The IAFC’s Wildland Fire Programs are funded in cooperating with the USDA Forest Service. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). To file a complaint alleging discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call toll free voice (866) 632-9992, TDD (800)877-8339, or voice relay (866) 377-8642. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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