Plumas County Fire Safe Council awards certificate of recognition

The Plumas County Fire Safe Council  is pleased to announce the newest recipient in the Fire Safe Recognition Program. This award identifies, and publicly acknowledges, outstanding fire safety accomplishments in Plumas County.

A personalized certificate was presented during the Jan. 13 meeting to Greg Kinne who has demonstrated initiative and leadership through his actions and accomplishments.

Recipient: Greg Kinne

Submitter: Sally McGowan

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Greg Kinne is a committed and enthusiastic member of Plumas Underburn Cooperative (PUC). Greg speaks of his involvment in PUC as his “fourth career” and has immersed himself in learning the ways prescribed burns and other treatments can improve the health of our forests and protect our communities from devastating wildfires. Greg regularly attends PUC meetings, participates in prescribed burn projects, and reaches out to engage and empower community members in practices that minimize wildfire threat. Greg has shared his design and building skills by outfitting PUC’s two equipment trailers. He is currently focused on PUC outreach and the growth of Quincy Firewise. Greg’s generous volunteerism is appreciated and valued by the entire Fire Safe community.

The nomination process and guidelines are available on the PCFSC website, www.plumasfiresafe.org, under the Recognition tab.  A Certificate of Recognition will be awarded to any person, business or community that acted in a manner which helped to reduce the losses from wildfires.

Anyone can nominate a candidate they feel is deserving. A subcommittee will then review the nominees and submit to the Board for a vote to honor the nominee(s) with a certificate. Initially the goal will be to have an announcement at the monthly meetings, which takes place the second Thursday of every month.

For more information on all programs the Fire Safe Council has to offer please visit the PCFSC website: www.plumasfiresafe.org. There are many outreach programs outlined for assistance opportunities and Fire Preparedness.

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