Golden Firefighter Awards 2012

The Golden Firefighter Awards were established in 2002 with the intention of promoting the value and raising awareness of proper forest management, protection of resources and preventative and remedial action against forest fires.

batefuegos awards_175.jpg : 68.130859375KbAnnually, awards are given across six official categories including education, research, awareness-raising, prevention, and suppression. There are also special mentions for individuals or organisations who have made a significant contribution to forest fire prevention over the course of the year or during their lifetime. The ultimate goal of the Awards is to reduce the number of forest fires which occur across Spain every year.

Nominations are being received until 10 October 2012 this year; awards will be considered by a national committee and the prizes presented at a ceremony to be held later this year.

EFIMED was awarded the 2011 prize for its international work on forest fire related issues, in particular for the publication of the discussion paper “Living with Wildfires: What Science Can Tell Us” and for the various EFIMED summer schools and grants which enable young researchers to make an impact in this important field.

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