One of the great things about my job is the amazing people I get to meet and learn from through our outreach, advocacy and training sessions. Last week my colleague Hylton Haynes and I traveled to Billings, MT where we spent the day delivering a Firewise Principles and Community Risk Assessment Training at the Interagency Dispatch Center.
Acknowledging the similarities and also the distinct differences in communities tackling proactive mitigation and prevention initiatives continues to provide insight and opportunities to evaluate the tools and resources our division provides. The group we met and worked with in Billings challenged us to think outside the box and to be cognizant that communities will always have situations unique to them, but through meaningful conversations, networking and constructive problem solving everyone can leave with invaluable takeaways as we continue to learn from our fellow WUI stakeholders.
Our thanks to Jeff Moyer with the BIA Rocky Mountain Regional Office for coordinating the session and for his determination and perseverance in making the training come to fruition.