Trying Out Wildfires Near Me

I recently came across a new service called Wildfires Near Me that provides information from multiple sources on wildfires; by setting up an account, you can create notifications sent to you via text message and/or email. The default view is a national map, centered on Kansas, where all the icons represent reports from different sources:…

Protect Your Property From Wildfires CD

A wildfire safety informational CD, Protect Your Property from Wildfires,  was developed in cooperation with the Pine Strawberry Fire District and distributed to residents and property owners through a mass mailing.   This was accomplished by enlisting financial support from Arizona Public Service, State Farm Insurance, Gila County (with assistance from Supervisor Tommie Martin), Qwest…

Billy Brushwhacker

Mike and Janet Brandt of Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc, working with a grant obtained through the Pine-Strawberry Fire Department, created the Billy Brushwacker program. The program is intended to teach children in the 8-11 age group about Wildfire Prevention principles. Billy goats are useful in some communities working to reduce flammable vegetation by grazing and…