Tyler Averyt is a wildland firefighter and the Firewise Coordinator for Josephine County, which means he and his team help homeowners keep their property safe in case of a fire using techniques including defensible space and fuels reduction.
Thursday, he was awarded Oregon Department of Forestry’s 2016 Seasonal Firefighter Leadership Award.
“It’s an honor, but I’m just a little piece of the puzzle,” Averyt said. “It takes all of us over here at ODF to do what we do.
Averyt is a 12 year veteran of the Oregon Department of Forestry.
“The comamraderie is the best part, no words can really describe it,” Averyt said. “We are a team through and through. Every day is different and comes with a new challenge, and as a team we overcome those challenges together. It’s rewarding to see the impact we can have on our local community.”
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