Chief Daugherty Wins National Wildfire Mitigation Award

March 27, 2017.

We are excited to announce that Chief Walton Daugherty of the Helotes Fire Department has received a prestigious National Wildfire Mitigation Award for his leadership in mitigating wildfire risks in our community. He has shown deep commitment and unwavering dedication to keeping the citizens of Helotes safe from the threat of wildfires.
“The City of Helotes is honored to acknowledge the accomplishments of Chief Daugherty. His devotion to fire mitigation benefits everyone in the City, including property and the environment,” shared Helotes City Administrator, Rick Schroder. Join us in extending praise and gratitude to Chief Daugherty for his excellence in serving our great City.
The Wildfire Mitigation Awards are sponsored by the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and the USDA Forest Service (USFS). The awards began in 2014 and are known as the highest commendation available for individuals and organizations regarding wildfire mitigation. Awards were presented to winners at the IAFC Wildland-Urban Interface Conference (WUI) in Reno, Nevada on March 22, 2017. To learn more, visit