Washington state Firewise liaison joins NFPA wildfire team

Blog Post created by twelle Employee on Jul 28, 2017

NFPA's Wildfire Division has a new addition to its Denver Field Office.  Megan Fitzgerald-McGowan joined NFPA in June and will be assisting the Wildfire Division with the Firewise USA program.  Megan served as the Washington State Firewise Liaison for the last year and a half in the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Megan brings the perspective of a state liaison to the Firewise program that manages their efforts nationally.  Currently in 42 states, the Firewise USA program has a liaison in each of those states that coordinates the Firewise efforts locally.


Megan has been working in and around wildfire since 2003 and is a red-carded wildland firefighter.  She holds a Master's degree in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho and a certificate in Fire Ecology, Management and Technology.  Besides moving Washington's Firewise program forward, she was also active in the state's fire coordination center.


Being an avid trail runner, Megan looks forward to exploring Colorado's vast trail networks with her husband and three dogs.