Texas A&M Forest Service employee honored nationally for fire prevention

Texas A&M Forest Service Firewise Coordinator Nick Harrison received the 2015 USDA Forest Service Robert E. Browning Jr. Award for his efforts in wildfire prevention.

The award is in memory of Browning, a southern wildland firefighter who gave his life battling the South Canyon Fire in Colorado in 1994. The award goes to those who have gone beyond the call of duty in the 13-state Southern Region that spans from Virginia to Texas.

As one of the three leading natural disaster states — along with California and Florida — it is important that Texas homeowners and fire departments are well informed of how to reduce wildfire-causing hazards. Harrison uses the Ready, Set, Go! program to provide educational materials and opportunities for homeowners that can amplify the preparedness of communities.

“Nick works diligently in coordinating all of the TFS RSG! programs. His dedication and leadership has led to national recognition for how we utilize the program across the state,” said Mitigation and Prevention Department Head Bruce Woods.

To learn more about the Ready, Set, Go! Program and how to prepare for wildfires visit texasfirewise.org.

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