2022 Wildfire Risk Reduction Qualification Course and Assessment - Dallas


Kari Hines

Kari Hines graduated with a Bachelors of Sciences in Forestry from Northern Arizona University. She has been with the Texas A&M Forest Service since 2012, first as an Inventory Forester and then with the Mitigation and Prevention Department. She enjoys helping people realize wildfire risks and learn how to protect themselves, their families and communities, all while balancing the environmental needs of their property. On top of various National Wildfire Coordinating Group qualifications including Public Information Officer Type 2 and Firefighter Type 1, she holds Certified Arborist credentials through International Society of Arboriculture.

Randolph (Buster) Robinson

Buster Robinson is the Incident Aviation Operations Officer with the Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS) in Palestine, TX. He is an experienced forester and wildland firefighter, qualified as a Task Force Leader and Prescribed Fire Burn Boss, among other credentials. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2001 with a Bachelors of Science in Forestry and practiced residential and commercial arboriculture for several years before joining TAMFS. He is a SAF Certified Forester, a TFA Accredited Forester, and an ISA Certified Arborist.

Tanya Soans

Tanya Soans is a Program Manager for the Austin Fire Department. She provides oversite for Wildland Fire and Prescribed Fire training, along with providing oversight of the Fire Resilient Landscape Program within the Wildfire Division. She holds a number of qualifications as a Wildland Firefighter and Prescribed Fire Manager, including Firing Boss and Faller 2 Certifier. She is TRAQ qualified, serves as a Certified Arborist and Oak Wilt Specialist for the Austin Fire Department, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics with a Minor in Business from Texas A&M University.

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  • 6801 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX, 75249 US

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