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FIRE PREVENTION & EDUCATION (FPE) COMMITTEE

Mission Statement
The NRCG Fire Prevention and Education (FPE) Committee fosters interagency leadership and coordination support of the establishment of fire adapted communities, resilient landscapes and safe and effective wildfire response through public information, education and the promotion of fire prevention messages and measures.

Membership
The FPEC consists of zone representatives and agency representatives. Agency representatives and zone representatives are appointed by their respective board members. Other interested entities will be encouraged to participate as ad hoc members. The NRCG Board will appoint a board member to serve as the liaison to this committee. Current board liaison is Matthew Hall.

Zone Representatives – the role of a zone representative is to represent their zone during committee meetings, assist in fulfilling duties listed below and disperse information to partners in their zone.

  • Central Montana – John Huston
  • Eastern Montana – Shannon Bonney
  • North Dakota – Beth Hill
  • North and Central Idaho – Jennifer Vafiades
  • Northwest Montana – Ali Ulwelling
  • South Central Montana – Forrest Ford
  • Southwest Montana – Anna Henderson

Agency Representatives - the role of an agency representative is to represent their agency during committee meetings, disperse information back to their agency, serve as committee chair when it is their turn, assist in fulfilling duties listed below and provide financial support to committee programs if available.

  • Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation – Julia Berkey
  • Forest Service – Chris Johnson (Co-Chair)
  • Bureau of Land Management - Chris Barth (Co-Chair)
  • National Park Service Vacant
  • Idaho Department of Lands – Jennifer Russell (Vice-Chair)
  • North Dakota Forest Service -Beth Hill
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs – Jeff Moyer and Kevin Weaver
  • Fish and Wildlife Service – Neal Beetch
  • Disaster and Emergency Services – Tam Kolar
  • Fire Wardens Association - VACANT
  • Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association – Vern Burdick
  • Fire Chiefs Association – Bob Hanson

Ad Hoc Members the role of an ad hoc member is to represent their organization and/or area of work, participate in information sharing and program planning and assist in fulfilling duties.             


 
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