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David Fiorella

David Fiorella

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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Interests:
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Fire prevention education
  • Firefighter/ Fire department
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Wildfire risk assessment

I work as a private contractor to assist the Tennessee Division of Forestry implement Wildfire Hazard Mitigation programs to Fire Departments, communities and citizens of Tennessee. I have retired from the USFS where is spent all of my career working in Fire Management on forests in Southern California. Besides fire suppression I was involved in Rx fire for both habitat improvement and community protection. As a Fire Management Officer and Incident Commander, I have experienced first hand the bewilderment, and anguish of citizens who have suffered loss to wildfire. When the opportunity to participate as a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist in Tennessee became available, I felt my background and experience would be beneficial to assist people with developing awareness and methods to protect their families and property. I have benefited by being able to attend the latest Home Ignition Zone Training sponsored by the NFPA. I am a Firewise Liaison as well.

Community CWPP

I am working with the community of Milan, Tennessee developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan. We have traveled throughout the community and identified neighborhoods at risk and are developing mitigation measures and education programs to share with the city council and homeowners.

FAC Publications

I am working to update Wildfire safety publications used in Tennessee. Examples such as and Ember Awareness banner, Hazard Brush removal guidelines, home construction and landscaping Checklist and Event bags.