Tuesday, October 13, 2020

PA Parks & Forests Foundation PA Wildfires Lunch & Learn Presentation

PA Parks and Forests Foundation held another in its series of Lunch & Learn programs October 15 about Pennsylvania Wildfires.
The program is now available on demand.

Steve Ziegler of DCNR Bureau of Forestry will discuss wildfires in Pennsylvania and learn about the cause and prevention of fires.

On average Pennsylvania had 686 wildfires each year between 2015 and 2019 and this year there was an unusually high number of fires in February-- 161-- compared to 11 in 2019.  Read more here.

Volunteer Forest Fire Wardens have been engaged in forest fire protection work in Pennsylvania for more than 100 years.  

Properly trained local forest fire wardens are appointed primarily to detect, extinguish, and investigate wildfires. Wardens actively promote fire prevention in their community.  Read more here.

DCNR also has several programs to provide equipment and funding for local fire companies that fight wildfires.  Read more here.

Pennsylvania’s wildfire fighters have also had a busy 2020 helping fight wildfires in other states.

Pennsylvania wildfire personnel are or have served in Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Texas and Wyoming this fire season.

DCNR has also deployed two of its wildfire fighting engines along with its four person team as well as other individuals on specific assignments for a total of 166 personnel.  Read more here.

Click Here to join the Lunch & Learn Program.  This program will be recorded and is available on demand on the Foundation’s YouTube Channel.

For more on wildfires in Pennsylvania, visit DCNR’s Wildfire webpage.

For more information on programs, initiatives, special events and how you can get involved, visit the PA Parks & Forests Foundation website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Foundation,  Like them on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter or tune in to their YouTube ChannelClick Here to become a member of the Foundation.

The Foundation and their 46 chapters mobilize 65,000 volunteers annually to steward YOUR state parks and forests.

[Posted: October 13, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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