Each year the International Walt Darran Aerial Firefighting Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and innovations within the industry. The deadline for 2020 Awards is only one week away. The committee invites the aviation community to nominate individuals or companies before 17th January 2020 to celebrate their achievements in aerial firefighting.
Aiming to recognise a significant contribution by an individual or organisation to aerial firefighting, the Awards were inaugurated in honour of the late Walt Darran, who was a pioneer and advocate for safety and advances in aerial firefighting.
These thought-after Awards are a peer honour, with aerial firefighters from all around the globe honouring fellow colleagues. The nominations and resultant winners are administered by the International Awards Committee - an independent international consortium from the International Fire Aviation Working Group (IFAWG)and Associated Aerial Firefighters.
Any person or organisation that has made a significant contribution to furthering the safety and/or efficiency of aerial firefighting could be nominated. Once again, nominations are being accepted in two categories: Contribution to Aerial Firefighting Safety and Industry Innovation & Advancement.
To nominate your candidates, please complete the Awards nomination forms and return them to Kate Niven from Tangent link at firstname.lastname@example.org before 17th January 2020. The Awards committee will convene after this date to review written submissions and select the winners.
The Awards ceremony to announce winners will take place during the Aerial Firefighting North America Conference Dinner on 4th March 2020 in Sacramento, USA as a part of Aerial Firefighting North America 2020.