Billy Brushwacker was created by the Pine-Strawberry Fire Deparmtent in Arizona for children ages 8-11. It is intended to teach children in the 8-11 age group about Wildfire Prevention principles. Fire education programs have been fundamental in educating our children about fire prevention and how to become more safety conscious. Making our communities safer from the threat of wildfire is an important fire safety message that requires changes in attitude and behavior. The Billy Brushwacker program is designed to meet Arizona Department of Education Standards and can be used by teachers as part of the required curriculum for science in Arizona.
Billy goats are useful in some communities working to reduce flammable vegetation by grazing and browsing. Thus, the goats are able to find food and the amount of wildland fuel available to burn is reduced by this activity.
On this page you will find links, downloadable documents, and a game - "Find the Fire Danger with Billy Brushwacker" to use in your education programs.
Download the Billy Brushwacker game! (38mb ZIP file)
To play the game:
- Download the "zip" file.
- Extract the contents to an empty folder of your choice.
- Double click on :Billy.exe or create a shortcut to it and double click the shortcut.
To uninstall simply delete the folder you created along with its contents.