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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:25:41 EDT

For the first time, three of Maine's fire-prone communities have been awarded $500.00 grants from the National Fire Protection Administration for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. The Maine Forest Service has already designated two of these communities as "Firewise Communities USA" (Bustins Island near Freeport and Pequawket Lake Preservation Association in Limington). The third community is in Phippsburg and recently had a six acre wildfire on a remote island that threatened several summer cottages. All three grant winners will use the funds to promote wildfire prevention and reduce forest fuel loading near structures.

FMI, please visit:
http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/campaigns/national-wildfire-community-preparedness-day

(image) http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/images/pequawket_lake_preservation_association_june_2017.jpg" alt="Members of the Pequawket Lake Preservation Association, Limington Fire department, State Farm Insurance and MFS Forest Ranger Kent Nelson pose before the start of their Wildfire Community Preparedness Day workday on June 17, 2017." />

Members of the Pequawket Lake Preservation Association, Limington Fire department, State Farm Insurance and MFS Forest Ranger Kent Nelson pose before the start of their Wildfire Community Preparedness Day workday on June 17, 2017.