Andrews Earns ‘Firewise’ Designation 10/23/12
October 23, 2012
ANDREWS – Texas A&M Forest Service representatives are pleased to join homeowners in Andrews this week to celebrate their Firewise Communities USA designation.
The city earned the National Fire Protection Association’s “Firewise” status by obtaining a wildfire risk assessment and using it to create an action plan, conducting a community cleanup event, investing a minimum of $2 per capita in local Firewise actions and submitting an application to their state Firewise liaison.
More than 700 sites in 40 states have received the Firewise designation, proving they are committed to taking proactive actions toward preventing wildfires in their area.
A ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Andrews City Hall, 111 Logsdon St. The award will be presented to Andrews Mayor Bob Zap.
“The City of Andrews joins the ranks of Texas communities that have taken responsibility for protecting their residents from the devastation of future wildfires,” said Patrick Allen, Firewise Communities Liaison with Texas A&M Forest Service. “The actions they have taken, including maintaining fuel breaks throughout the community, not only help protect lives and property, but aid the fire department by giving them safer areas to defend the community from approaching wildfires.”