Credits/Firewise Grants

Credits

Below are listed all of the agencies, companies, and organizations who have been involved with the Firewise efforts and have been grant partners since 2007.

  • Hedgesville High School
    We would like to thank the Berkeley County Board of Education and especially Hedgesville High School’s administration, teachers and students as key partners in the two Firewise Grants from the USDA/USFS Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry from 2007 thru 2011.

    Administration:
    Don Dellinger – Principal 2007 – 2011
    Ron Lyons – Assistant Principal and Current Principal 2007 – 2011

    Teachers:
    Sun Schroyer 2007 – 2011
    Sharon McPeak 2007 – 2011

    HHS Students: 2007 – 2011
    A special thank you to all HHS students who, through participation, have made major contributions to all aspects of the West Virginia Firewise in the Classroom Project, the WHOA Firewise Web-site and the health and welfare of The Woods Community.

  • West Virginia Division of Forestry (WVDOF)

    The WVDOF has been the key partner along with Eagle Promise Charitable Fund, Inc. (EPCF) in the procuring and implementation of the two Firewise Grants from the USDA/USFS Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry from 2007 thru 2011.

    Special thanks to M. Rodger Ozburn, Regional Fire Specialist, and John Anderson, Firewise Field Coordinator for their continuing support of The Woods Community in their Firewise efforts.

  • USDA/USFS Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry

    The Eagle Promise Charitable Fund, Inc. and the WVDOF has worked with two administrators during the two Firewise Grants from the USDA/USFS Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry from 2007 thru 2011.

    Our current grant administrator is Maureen Brooks. We thank Maureen, her staff and colleagues at the offices of the USDA/USFS Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry for their continued support on behalf The Woods Community and their Firewise efforts.

    We would like to make special mention of Alan Zentz (deceased) our administrator until his untimely death in 2010. Alan was a champion of youth in Firewise education and implementation of the West Virginia Firewise in the Classroom Project. Alan was a true professional and his contributions to our Firewise efforts on behalf of The Woods Community will never be forgotten.

  • LMW DESIGN, INC.

    We would like to thank to Laurie Musick Wright and her staff for their professional input into the design and layout of the Being Firewise website.

  • The Woods

    We would like to thank the Johnston Family for their support of the Firewise efforts by the WVDOF, WHOA and the WHOA Firewise Committee.

  • Potomac Valley Properties (PVP)

    We would like to thank the Johnston Family for their support of the Firewise efforts by the WVDOF, WHOA and the WHOA Firewise Committee.

    Special thanks to Rob Uccellini from the Potomac Valley Properties construction office for his leadership and support in the implementation of mitigation efforts in The Woods Community. Rob is also a homeowner and member of the WHOA Firewise Committee.

  • Eagle Promise Charitable Fund (EPCF)

    The EPCF has been the key partner along with the WVDOF in the procuring and implementation of the two Firewise Grants from the USDA/USFS Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry from 2007 thru 2011.

    Special thanks to Terry Mallett, president of EPCF, who was administrator of both Firewise Grants. Terry is a homeowner and serves as a member of the WHOA Firewise Committee.

  • National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)

    Special thanks to Michele Steinberg and Cheryl Blake for supporting over the years all the Firewise efforts of the WVDOF, EPCF and The Woods Community. The Woods Community, Hedgesville, West Virginia, has been recognized as a National Firewise Community since 2008.

  • GIS 4 Schools

    Ken Pekarek, of GIS 4 Schools, has been a consultant to two grants and the West Virginia Firewise in the Classroom Project. Ken should be recognized for both his dedication for the Firewise grants and the many volunteer hours spent over his consulting hours to the Firewise efforts of The Woods Community. Ken has spent an extraordinary amount of time in the research of both content as well as collaborating with Terry Mallett, of EPCF, in the helping to model the basis of the WHOA Firewise web-site.

  • Smart Yard Care Book

    We would like to thank the group who was responsible for the book Smart Yard Care. This group has given us permission to be able to link to their web-site to access Chapter 7 “Fire Safety at the Wildfire /Urban Interface” of their book Smart Yard Care. This group is listed as follows:
    Smart Yard Care - Big Rewards from Small Investments in Stewardship", Dave Close, VA State Master Gardener Coordinator and Project Manager, Frank Reilly, Research Fellow with LMI and lead author, and Barb Stewart, Fire Communication Specialist National Park Service - Northeast & National Capital Regions National Parks from Virginia to Maine, Project Monitor for the National Park Service

  • Eastern United States Fire Performance Plant Selector

    We would like to thank Donna Murphy, USDA/USFS Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, and Rodger Orburn, WVDOF, for their roles in the development of the Eastern United States Fire Performance Plant Selector Web-based tool that can be used to reduce fire risk in the home landscape.

Firewise Grant Partners:

Firewise Grants

Firewise Grants in 2007 and 2009
The West Virginia Department of Forestry, in partnership with the Eagle Promise Charitable Fund, GIS4Schools and Hedgesville High School have been working together since 2007 to protect West Virginia home owners from the threat of wildfire. The team has received two Firewise Grants from the USDA / USFS Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry to help home owners in West Virginia become Firewise. See below for PDF files of the Firewise Grant Goals and Accomplishments.

Firewise Grants Goals and Accomplishments:



This project made possible through a grant from the USDA Forest Service.

 

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