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Edward “Ted” Ralston

Edward "Ted" Ralston

Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

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Prescott Valley
AZ 86314
Interests:
  • Communications/outreach
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Fire prevention education
  • Firefighter/ Fire department
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Ignition-resistant home construction
  • Wildfire risk assessment
  • WUI codes and ordinances
Non-Member Affiliations:
  • Yavapai County Government
  • Prescott Area Wildland Urban Interface Commission
  • Firestrong (Prescott Fire Department Peer Support)

I have eight years of professional, progressively increasing responsibility in the education, communication and mitigation of risks to the greater Prescott, Arizona community. I currently hold a position as Planner for Yavapai County Emergency Management, Prescott, AZ. I currently participate in public outreach regarding wildfire preparedness, and create drills to test equine evacuation groups plans and messaging through social media.

I have extensive experience assisting communities develop Firewise plans, developing CWPP’s, applying/administering federal and state grants (State Fire Assistance, WFHF, ARRA and Title III), wildfire suppression (hotshot and city fire department) and public speaking.

I have a formal education in the form of a B.A.S. in Emergency Management from Northern Arizona University and an A.S. in Fire Technology and Administration from Capital Community College in Hartford, CT. I have participated in numerous NWCG classes as well as classes at the National Fire Academy.

I have a strong desire to assist others in developing strategies and solutions to their wildfire problems and look forward to continuing my service to the wildfire community.