|Welcome New National SAFE Officers
In early May, SAFE members elected two new national officers.
Peter Noble, President
Peter is the squad leader on Kings Peak Wildland Fire Module, and a Masters student at the University of Idaho. His thesis focuses on science and technology transfer surrounding the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS). He obtained dual B.S. degrees from the University of Missouri in Forestry and Fisheries & Wildlife and is entering his eighth year working in wildland fire operations. During the previous academic year Peter served as the Vice President of SAFE.
Caroline Martorano, Vice President
Caroline is a graduate student in the Wildland Fire Lab at Humboldt State University. Her research is on the long-term vegetation response to mastication and other fuels treatments in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. She received her B.S. in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign where she was part of the palynology lab and held her first drip torch. She is thrilled to be more involved with SAFE as Vice President.
The positions of Secretary/Treasurer and Training and Education Officer are open. If you are interested in filling one of these positions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big thanks goes to the outgoing national SAFE officers Carrie Minerich, Kayla Johnston, and Anjel Tomayko!
SAFE Chapter Grants
Congratulations to the following SAFE chapters who received grants in 2018--a total of $4995 was distributed to fund requests such as attending TREX events, purchasing fire PPE, and attending conferences.
Stephen F. Austin University
Humboldt State University
Colorado State University
Oregon State University
Northern Arizona State University