At the January 4, 2018, Special Called Lago Vista City Council Meeting, Texas Forest Service Wildfire Urban Interface Specialist Kari Hines presented Lake Travis North Shore Community Firewise members and Travis County Emergency Services District #1 with a 5-year anniversary plaque for its continuous efforts to reduce the fire danger within Lago Vista.
(Photo: L-R: Jim Karolik, Lago Vista Firewise member; Kari Hines, Texas Forest Service; Ron Smith Lago Vista Council Member; Le Green Schubert, North Shore Firewise President; Ed Tidwell, Mayor of Lago Vista, David Wallace, ESD1 Division Chief of Operations and Sammy Hancock, ESD1 Division Chief of Prevention.)
The Firewise community is a collaborative effort between citizens, governmental agencies, key community authorities, and pertinent community organizations and interests.
The goals of Lake Travis North Shore Community Firewise are to:
1. Provide education and public awareness of fire dangers throughout the North Shore area; Reduce wild land fuel hazards throughout the area.
2. Identify major structures and other community assets needing protection from wild land fire and implement protection plan;
3. Prioritize countywide assistance to the communities that make up our North Shore area in regards to fuel hazard and structure ignitability reduction needs;
4. Develop collaborative measures for implementing hazardous fuel; and structure ignitability reductions on both public and private lands.
Congratulations to everyone at Firewise for their hard work and dedication to keeping our City of Lago Vista safe from fire hazards.