The Plumas County Fire Safe Council (PCFSC) announced 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 at the Sept. 9 meeting to the following community member who has demonstrated initiative and leadership through his actions and accomplishments.
The Fires Safe Council thanks him for playing a significant part in improving community safety and emergency preparedness!
Recipient: Matt West
Submitter: Dave Kinateder
Matt West is highly regarded for all of his personal dedication to community service and relentless pursuit of fuels reduction and community fire protection. Of note is his service on the Volunteer Fire Department, his help in developing the Plumas Underburn Cooperative, and Forest Service contracting efforts including Franks Valley and Lakes Basin.
Matt is known for his positive outlook and commitment to lending a hand wherever it’s needed. His leadership skills shine during PUC burns and TREX trainings. Matt is focused on protecting communities, as well as wildlife habitat. He brings a wealth of skills, knowledge, and lightheartedness to everything he undertakes, including raising two daughters who are on track to become the next generation of prescribed fire practitioners.
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.