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Patrick Mahoney
Firewise Regional Advisor
Interests: Firewise Communities/USA; Firewise; Wildland Fire, Wildland Fire Mitigation, Communities
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The death of 19 firefighters in Arizona was felt all across the firefighting community. As the Arkansas Forestry Commission and Arkansas Firewise mourned the loss of their brothers, they worked to make sure that the tragedy was not repeated. “It prompted us to review our safety training," said Kevin Kilcrease,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
News on 6 Video Presenting about Firewise and wildfire safety is a big part of what I do as a Firewise Advisor for NFPA. So I was excited to be part of a "first" in central Oklahoma - a Fire Preparedness Seminar sponsored by Central Tech. Julie Griffin, the agribusiness... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
My colleague and fellow Florida wildfire mitigation specialist Melissa Yunas shared a great story with me this week about a "poster child" Firewise home and her meeting with the homeowner. Melissa was serving as a Public Information Officer on the Heather Fire in St. Lucie County, which affected 240 homes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Fun with Firewise in Yuba, Oklahoma! Thanks to Kelly Hurt, Oklahoma Firewise Liaison, for passing on this flyer. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
You have probably heard about wildfires in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Last week, 35 buildings were damaged or destroyed in a fast-moving fire. What you may not know is that just last month, our "Firewise family" in Tennessee -- state and local wildfire specialists, firefighters and community residents of a Firewise... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
In my role as a wildfire mitigation specialist and Public Information Officer for the Florida Forest Service, I was assigned to the recent "Bermont Road 2" fire in Punta Gorda in southwest Florida's Charlotte County. Fires have been increasingly frequent and intense this season in this area of the Sunshine... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
As I mentioned in my last post, I want to share some great Firewise success stories from my region that I write about in my quarterly newsletter. This one comes to us from Kelly Hurt, the Oklahoma Firewise Coordinator who talks about the importance of holding a Firewise Day event,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
As part of my role as the Firewise advisor for the southern region, I wanted to produce a newsletter that was filled with great Firewise resources, information and success stories from communities all across my region that people could share and highlight. This story from Martin County, Florida, is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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