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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.




Northeast Forest Fire Protection Compact offering "Wildfire in the Northeast" workshop December 6 - 8, 2016

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:37:18 EDT

This workshop is the result of a combined effort between the Mid Atlantic Forest Fire Protection Compact and the Northeast Forest Fire Protection Compact. The target audience is Fire Prevention Specialists, Fire Fighters ( both structural and wildland) and Community Leaders interested in preventing wildfires near homes. The location will be Mystic, Ct, which was chosen because it is located centrally between the two Compacts. Scholarships are available to help with registration and lodging. Please contact Forest Ranger Specialist Kent Nelson for more information 207-287-4989 (email kent.nelson@maine.gov) or visit http://www.northeastwildfire.org/.

For">http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/forest_protection/firewise/downloads/northeast_wildfire_workshop_flyer.pdf">For more information (pdf | 191KB)




Maine Forest Service hosting "Firewise" workshop in Bangor Oct 18 and 19, 2016

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:30:30 EDT

This two day course is free and is designed for forest rangers, firefighters and community planners and insurance professionals. It is rarely offered in Maine and a great opportunity for firefighters to learn how to work with homeowners to reduce structure fires caused by wildfires. The deadline to register is October 14, 2016. Please contact Forest Ranger Specialist Kent Nelson for more information by emailing kent.nelson@maine.gov or calling 287-4989.

For">http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/forest_protection/firewise/downloads/2016_hiz_maine_forest_service_annoucement.pdf">For more information (pdf | 92KB)

(image) http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/images/firewise_communities_logo.jpg" alt="Firewise Communitites logo." />