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Firewise success story in Alabama

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Nov 6, 2013
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Members of the Alapine Village community with Alabama Forestry Commission staff
I recently visited with the Alabama Forestry Commission staff to learn more about their growing Firewise activity. Enrollment stands at 10 active communities with Firewise Communities/USA recognition, but this represents a doubling of active communities just in the last two years.  

Alabama Firewise liaison Coleen Vansant took me to visit the recognized community of Alapine Village, in the far eastern central area of the state, right on the Georgia border. I met this close-knit community of organized and determined folks who have been truly successful in forming a productive partnership with their state forestry wildfire specialists and in reducing their fire risks.

Community leader Barbara Lieu wrote up a great story about how the community became involved in Firewise and their successful efforts to date. You can read it on the Firewise "Success Stories" page under the subpage for Alabama.

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