Community Engages in Wildfire Prevention Forum

Community members and fire safety officials gathered to talk about fire prevention on Thursday night.

Posted: Jan. 17, 2019 11:22 PM
Updated: Jan. 18, 2019 9:01 AM

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open-sot forum. [a17]fire forum-llpkg if you've lived in southern oregon or northern california for any period of time you can appreciate how brutal wildfire season can get. tonight at the smullin health education center a couple hundred people gathered to learn what these communities can do can avoid these fires from happening over the next couple summers. it was a large turnout at the wildfire prevention forum. city leaders and community members all gathered together to talk. the topic. how to avoid wildfires. i think education is foundational to keeping communities safe. so the more citizens can know about fires and about things that they can do the better that is. and to have that many people show up in the middle of winter is a good thing. each member got several documents outlining what the community can do, to prevent those fires from getting out of hand this summer. at the top of the list, burn piles that get out of control, or left before being fully put out. but that is not leaders blaming communities, just trying to educate, and work as a team. i think that we are all working together as a community to improve the forests and the outcomes from that. and that will take a public investment, and i think we are all working on that together long term. that kind of investment is going to be something that will reduce that smoke. it may be only be january, but it is something to think about all year round. cameron
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