Needville Volunteer Fire Department and Fairchild Volunteer Fire Department collaborated with Texas A&M Forest Service to develop a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for their response areas. Three years ago, the county and the city councils passed resolutions to endorse the research and gain a better understanding of wildfire risks. The plan has been completed and signed at a ceremony at March 19, 2019 at the Fort Bend County Courthouse. CWPPs are a collaborative approach to wildland fire protection and mitigation. City and county representatives met for the signing ceremony to celebrate the completion of the CWPP and sign the final document.
The plan identifies high-risk wildland urban interface areas, which are where homes and businesses meet surrounding forests and fields. Potential fuels reduction projects, fire department training needs, and prevention strategies are also noted in the plan. The City of Needville and the Village of Fairchilds are the first communities to complete a CWPP in Fort Bend County.
Hello Mr Mayor,
Again, thanks for your support of the department and this important fire prevention project.
Sparky Anderson, PIO Needville Fire Department
KEEP MOVING FORWARD!