FAC Net pilot community Towns County, Georgia has been using RSG! program resources to promote FAC principles for several years. Photo Credit: Frank Riley

Topic: Defensible space / Firewise Preparedness Wildfire Type: Tools / Resources

Nominate a Ready, Set, Go! Fire Department Today

Authors: Michelle Medley-Daniel

Do you know a Ready, Set, Go! member who deserves recognition for their mitigation efforts? It’s not too late to nominate your favorite fire department for a Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) program award. Nominations are due by January 8, 2016, and the winners will be announced in February 2016.

Award recipients will be invited to the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Wildland Urban Interface Conference in Reno, Nevada March 8-10, where the awards will be presented. Travel, lodging, conference participation and award costs are complimentary to award recipients.

The 2016 Ready, Set, Go! Program awards recognize the exceptional efforts and achievements of fire departments, state agencies and individual fire service members associated with implementing and maintaining a successful Ready, Set, Go! Program in their community, in turn improving wildland fire preparedness dialogue between local fire departments and the residents they serve.

 There are several award categories:

 RSG Excellence Award:

  • Use of program demonstrated through the Achievement Management System (AMS) or other documentation and communication with RSG staff. These member efforts will be based on specific successes in the prior calendar year.

 RSG Innovation Award:

  • Impact of effort on the communities served and increase in use of and adoption of the program in the state. Impact of efforts led to 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 successes in the prior calendar year.

RSG Leadership Award (one career department and one combination/volunteer department):

  • Demonstrated contributions to the RSG! Program through program development and dedicated efforts, who through leadership was able to convey the importance of encouraging others in the fire service and throughout the community to be partners in the wildland fire solution.
  • 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 successes in the prior calendar year.

 Visit www.wildlandfirersg.org  for more information.

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