I'm excited to present at this Texas Firewise Workshop in a few weeks. The Texas A&M Forest Service has teamed up with the Sun City Texas Community Association and its Firewise Group to put on a full day of educational sessions followed by a half-day tour of the Sun City community to observe wildfire mitigation in action.
While I'm going to be presenting what the conference organizers are calling "Firewise Communities/USA 101," my review of the agenda and other presenters has me thinking that participants will be learning much more than basic information. Fire service experts, mitigation specialists, and experienced community "sparkplugs" will all make presentations on related topics.
What sounds most appealing to me is the opportunity to hear first hand from community residents about how they tackled wildfire safety issues in their neighborhoods. This is where it gets real, and Firewise goes from an adjective to a verb! The tour of Sun City sounds like the perfect venue to get up close and personal with wildfire preparedness.
I hope if you are in the Austin area, you'll join me February 26-27 for this exciting event. Find all the details here.