Dwyer to receive national wildfire mitigation award

Dwyer to receive national wildfire mitigation award

February 1, 2019
Mountain Democrat

With preventing wildfires so much in the news, being the recipient of a 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Award is a special form of recognition especially as it’s limited to just a few people or organizations.

Established and co-sponsored by the National Association of State Foresters, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Forest Service, the awards are given out yearly to those whose outstanding leadership contributes to making communities like El Dorado County safer from wildfires.

Receiving that award this year for outstanding leadership in promoting wildfire mitigation is Pat Dwyer who is only one of seven recipients in the entire country to receive it and the only recipient from California.

Currently Dwyer is chairman of the Log Town Fire Safe Council and vice chairman of the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council. Previously he was its chairman.

Steve Willis, the present chairman of EDCFSC, is the one who nominated Dwyer for the award.

“He’s very deserving of the award because of all he’s done,” Willis said.

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