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Wildfire Preparedness Workshop

Texas A&M Forest Service

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM (CST)

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Helotes Fire Department in cooperation with Texas A&M Forest Service will be hosting a higher level workshop on wildfire mitigation programs. The presenters will discus how local and municipal fire departments can get involved with the different programs administered through Texas A&M Forest Service. The presentations will go more in depth than a general overview and go through the step by step processes to follow through with the programs. 

Will Boettner, Wildland Urban Interface Specialist out of Austin will be giving a presentation on Living in the Wildland Urban Interface.

Kari Hines, Wildland Urban Interface Specialist from Austin will be giving a presentation on the Ready, Set, GO! program. Her presentation will cover how to sign up for Ready, Set, GO!, How to apply for Ready, Set, GO!, what needs to be reported, and why reporting is important.

Melanie Spradling, Wildland Urban Interface Specialist from Victoria will be presenting on the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Process. She will be covering the steps to starting a CWPP and what benefits come from the completion of a plan.

Logan Scherschel, Wildland Urban Interface Specialist in San Antonio will be giving a presentation on Texas Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal (TxWRAP) and walking the class through the different layers of the program and what they mean.

Andy McCrady, Fuels Coordinator with Texas A&M Forest Service will be doing a presentation on hazardous fuel reduction projects. His presentation will cover the steps to submitting an application for Texas A&M Forest Service Assistance, the selection process, and the different types of fuels reduction that can be completed.

Garry Barney, Regional Fire Coordinator out of Fredericksburg will be giving a presentation on NWCG Taskbooks with general information on who can sign taskbooks, when they can be signed, and how events other than wildfires can be used for signing taskbooks. 

Have questions about Wildfire Preparedness Workshop? Contact Texas A&M Forest Service

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Vista Room
One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM (CST)


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Texas A&M Forest Service

Texas is experiencing rapid change through explosive population growth and development. Throughout Texas, the majority of the state's new development is encroaching on undeveloped wildland areas. As cities, communities, and suburbia expand into what was once considered rural Texas, people and structures come into close contact with large amounts of vegetation. Texas A&M Forest Service is committed to continuous wildfire mitigation and prevention programs that reduce hazardous conditions, which lower the risk of destructive wildfires. Texas A&M Forest Service wildfire mitigation and prevention initiatives are based on integrating local involvement at the county, city, community, and individual level which produces self-sustaining proactive programs that help Texans help themselves.

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