Posts by IdahoFirewise

RFQ – FireWorks! Curriculum Developer

Idaho Firewise invites qualified independent contractors to submit resumés to complete a 17-month project to facilitate the revision and enhancement of the FireWorks! Curriculum to include education modules focused on the Sagebrush Ecosystem and to provide feedback and input for the Sammy Saves the West activity book. Contractor should have experience with curriculum development, as…

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RFP – “Don’t Dump Idaho” Media Campaign

Idaho Firewise will be partnering with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in disseminating a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) developed in 2016 throughout Idaho and other areas of the Northwest. The PSAs feature messages designed to build the “Don’t Dump Idaho” education campaign. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals for the…

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60 Minutes investigates wildfire and the wildland/urban interface

“In the Path of Fire” – a 12 minute segment broadcast on a recent 60 Minutes news magazine program – addresses the reality of wildfires in the U.S. and the increasing frequency of large wildfire events with structures involved. Jack Cohen, retired USDA Forest Service Fire Scientist from the Missoula Fire Lab, talks about how…

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Wilderness Ranch, ID receives 15-year recognition award in ceremony.

Wilderness Ranch, ID receives 15-year recognition award in ceremony Last fall, the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Wildfire Division announced that nine of the inaugural twelve communities to participate in its national Firewise Communities/USA program have completed their fifteenth year of participation. Wilderness Ranch, ID is one of this elite group of forward thinking communities and…

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Journal of an Idaho Firewise Garden Assistant

Idaho Firewise employees a garden assistant as well as an intern every summer. These (lucky!) people help our South Idaho Project Manager, Brett VanPaepeghem, with the daily weeding and raking, planting, sowing and growing that keeps Idaho Firewise Demonstrations gardens looking great. Check back each week for a new installment. ID Firewise Garden Journal –…

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Hiring – Seasonal Garden Assistant

Idaho Firewise is seeking to fill a part time position as the Firewise Garden Assistant, located on College of Western Idaho Horticulture grounds adjacent to the Idaho Botanical Garden. The position begins mid April 2017 and runs through end of October. Hours are flexible and fluctuate depending on seasonal gardening needs and will total 450…

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Now Accepting Grant Applications

Many state and federal programs provide funding to help communities in wildland/urban interface (WUI) areas reduce their wildfire risk. Funding has been awarded to Idaho’s county governments, fire-based emergency services, tribes, and nonprofit organizations. Grants support hazardous fuels reduction, improved readiness and capacity of local fire districts, and community planning. The focus is on reducing…

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Fire prevention specialist recognized in ceremony

TWIN FALLS, ID – On April 25, 2017, Bureau of Land Management Idaho State Office Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist Jennifer Myslivy was awarded the Bronze Smokey Bear Award during a ceremony held at the BLM Twin Falls District office. Jennifer is a Technical Advisor on the Idaho Firewise Board of Directors and is an…

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