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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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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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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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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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2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Award Winners Announced

Thanks to the generous support from State Farm, 150 communities received project funding awards to support activities aimed at reducing potential loss of life, property and natural resources to wildfire. To be eligible for an award, applicants provided a brief description of the proposed project and how the State Farm award will fund that project…

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May is Fire Awareness Month in Idaho

By Proclamation by the Governor of Idaho, May has been declared Wildfire Awareness Month. Idaho Joined California, Nevada, and Oregon in their joint effort to declare May as Wildfire Awareness month in 2011. Over the years this partnership has grown considerably and has now become a solid movement, with 8 states partnering in the annual…

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How to Report a Wildfire

First – Keep yourself safe. Depending on the size of the fire, it may not be wise to try to get a closer look. Get to a vantage point where you can gather valuable information to relay to the dispatcher. Then call 911. Location, Location, Location. Provide the dispatcher with as much information as possible (cross…

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Era of Megafires Tour

In May, 2017 Idaho Firewise is bringing Era of Megafires to Idaho. Era of Megafires is a 70-minute, multimedia presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg, who has conducted fire and landscape ecology research for more than 27 years. The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes…

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