Firewise visits the LaJolla Indian Reservation in California

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Mar 30, 2012

On Friday, March 23, Hylton Haynes of NFPA's Firewise program was part of a group that visited the LaJolla Band of Luiseńo Indians located 55 miles northwest of San Diego. They met Adam Giesler, the Tribal Council Secretary, and discussed the Firewise Communities/USA® recognition program, which encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters, and others in the effort to protect people and property from the risk of wildfire.

During the visit, Adam went into great detail about all the wonderful work his Band has accomplished since the tragic Poomacha Fire of 2007 where 147 houses and 77 outbuildings were destroyed and took 19 days to contain. Read the full post on NFPA's Firewise Communities blog.