Feds host briefing on 2015 wildfire projections and homeowner awareness

Blog Post created by luciandeaton Employee on Jun 12, 2015

Firewise Photo Library Wildfire Image pulled 12June15 Wildfire5Earlier this week, US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, US Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell briefed the press on 2015 wildfire projections and agency action.  Funding issues around response to catastrophic fires and persistent drought in the west and northwest framed their comments

Both Secretary Vilsack and Jewell highlighted Firewise as a valuable preparedness tool.  They both spoke to the importance of building homeowner awareness and the role residents can take in improving firefighter safety in the wildland urban interface. 

As the 2015 fire season unfolds, learn what you can do to make your home and greater community safer from wildfire.

Photo Credit: The Firewise Photo Library