October 15, 2012 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Aron Anderson planner of its Fire Adapted Communities® (FAC) initiative. Anderson will assist NFPA in providing technical support of its FAC web content, conducting research and developing and providing technical training. He is located in NFPA’s Denver, Colorado field office.
“Aron’s broad experience as an emergency management professional and his skills in web development and design, grant research and administration, and planning and training is a valuable asset to our FAC program, and will complement our outreach efforts,” said NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division manager Dave Nuss. “As a key member of the Division, Aron’s knowledge and expertise will help us greatly in furthering our wildfire safety mission.”
NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division works with organizations across the country and around the globe to raise awareness of wildfire and what residents can do to help prevent loss of lives and property in their community.
“Wildfire activity across the country has increased tremendously in the last few years and NFPA plays an important role in helping communities address their risk for wildfire damage,” said Anderson. “I look forward to contributing to the expansion of NFPA’s Fire Adapted Communities initiative and working with our partner organizations and agencies to support residents in their efforts to prepare for and adapt to living with wildfire.”
Before coming to NFPA, Anderson worked as a resource support analyst for the North Central All-Hazards Region in Colorado and as a research intern for the Adams County (CO) Office of Emergency Management. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Northern Colorado and was awarded numerous incident management system training certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute.
About Fire Adapted Communities
The Fire Adapted Communities® (FAC) program is a collection of information and resources from a coalition of experts that community members can use to learn their role in reducing wildfire risk and take action. The more actions a community takes, the more fire adapted it becomes. Resources include the Firewise Communities® Program for homeowners, collaborative Community Wildfire Protection Plans for land managers and community decision makers, the Ready Set Go!® program for fire departments, as well as wildfire codes and regulations and other tools. Fire Adapted Communities is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and the USDA Forest Service. Visit the FAC website at www.fireadapted.org for more information.
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
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