May 2, 2013 – LAGO VISTA, Texas – Texas A&M Forest
Service representatives are pleased to join homeowners in a Travis County neighborhood
this week to celebrate their Firewise Communities USA designation.
The Waterford community 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 893 sites in 40 states have
received the Firewise designation, proving they are committed to taking
proactive actions toward preventing wildfires in their area. Waterford is one
of 58 sites in Texas to receive the honor.
A presentation is set for 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, at the Waterford Property Owners’ Association meeting at Oak
Park near Lohman Ford Road. A barbecue is planned, and new Firewise signs for
the community will be unveiled. Texas A&M Forest Service Firewise
Communities Liaison Patrick Allen and Wildland Urban Interface Coordinator
Justice Jones will attend.
“The Waterford community
joins the ranks of those that have taken responsibility for protecting their
residents from the devastation of wildfires,” Allen said.
For more information about
Firewise Communities, visit the Firewise website or contact
your local wildland urban interface specialist.
Patrick Allen, Firewise Communities Liaison
(979) 204-9648, firstname.lastname@example.org
Waterford Fire and Safety
(512) 917-7670, email@example.com