Throughout the year, many emergency medical responders go above and beyond the ordinary call of duty in wildland fire operations. The NWCG Wildfire EMS Awards recognize and honor individuals and agencies that have demonstrated outstanding performance in emergency medical service for wildland firefighters.
The five award categories are:
- Outstanding Wildfire EMS Individual
- Outstanding Wildfire Squad/Crew/Team
- Outstanding Wildfire EMS Distinguished Service
- Excellence in Wildfire EMS and/or Rescue
- Lifetime Achievement in Wildfire EMS Award