Hylton Haynes joins NFPA’s Firewise Communities Program

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Nov 28, 2011 webThe National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Wildland Fire Operations Division is pleased to announce that Hylton Haynes has joined us as an Associate Project Manager in the Firewise Communities Program. He’ll be working with the Firewise team on an array of activities, including outreach to state and local governments and residents on wildfire safety issues.

As the Firewise program manager, being able to expand our Firewise team is wonderful, and Hylton’s skills and experience will help us greatly in furthering our wildfire safety mission.

For those who don’t know, Hylton comes to us from the New England Forestry Foundation, and prior to that from the Commonwealth of Virginia, where he served as an area forester, a forest engineer, and a forestry supervisor. He is originally from South Africa and holds degrees from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Stellenbosch University, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Hylton also has extensive wildland firefighting experience and has succeeded in earning several national-level firefighting qualifications.

Please join our Division in welcoming Hylton to NFPA!

-Michele Steinberg