Success Stories


The FDX experience was one of the most enjoyable and productive professional experiences I’ve been part of during my career. It has allowed us to engage, share with, and learn from other career and volunteer department around the country that are dealing with similar issues. ~Wildland Fire Management Officer Paul Summerfelt, Flagstaff (Arizona) Fire Department.

Having the opportunity to participate in FDX was an integral part of moving Frenchtown Rural Fire District’s wildland fire, hazardous fuel mitigation and Fire Adapted Communities programs forward. ~Firefighter/Paramedic Taylor Blakely, Frenchtown (Montana) Rural Fire District.

Since returning to Oklahoma City, we recognized the importance of identification of the wildland-urban interface and reduction of the threat. We have undertaken the task of writing and collaborating with partners to implement a Community Wildland Protection Plan. ~Major Joe Johns, Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) Fire Department.