U.S. Army Photo - Tanja Linton
More than two years ago, while working on his Fire Officer Certification, Fort Huachuca firefighter Juan Zamora began exploring the army post’s potential participation in the Firewise USA™ program; and after successfully pitching the wildfire risk reduction concept to the base’s garrison commander Col. James Wright, efforts to meet the program’s criteria began.
Zamora was joined in the effort by Keith Read, a post fire inspector and through consultation with Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management fire prevention officer Mayra Moreno, the push to become a nationally recognized Firewise USA™ site moved forward quickly.
The army post now includes briefings for new post residents to share information on what they can do to reduce the impact of wildfires. Join NFPA in saluting Fort Huachuca for their accomplishments, as we welcome them to the national program's close to 1,500 participating sites!