I was impressed by the picture that I saw after an unusual southern Arizona snow storm. The picture depicts a fire danger sign dusted with snow. There is little fire danger now, but we remember the wildfires that have displaced so many residents and caused hazardous conditions for firefighters.
Now is the time to begin to create safer communities as we clean up after the holidays. Let us firmly make a plan of action and act to make these choices not just a wish but a reality and embrace the changes by sharing with our family, friends and neighbors how to live less dangerously.
New Year’s Day in 2015 revealed the Tonto National Forests fire danger signs along the Beeline Highway, northeast of Mesa, Arizona and just south of the Four Peaks Road covered with snow brought by the 2014 New Year’s Eve storm in Arizona. Photo by Tom Story, January 1, 2015.