Fort Huachuca recognized as ‘Firewise’ community

  • Source: Sierra Vista Herald
  • Published: 01/11/2018 11:49 PM

After more than a year of effort, Fort Huachuca is being recognized for its efforts to prevent wildfires. During a short ceremony Thursday with Army personnel and fire officials, the installation was recognized as a “Firewise community” that has taken proactive steps to reduce fire risks. Fort Huachuca is the first Army post to receive this recognition and only the second military installation, after the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Both are now part of a collection of 1,479 communities across 42 states that have earned this distinction since the program was started in 2002 by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) — a nonprofit dedicated to limiting the injury and destruction caused by fire.


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