Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dedication Of Historical Marker To Honor Firefighters Who Died in 1938 Wildfire Oct. 19

The public is invited to join DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry, Historical and Museum Commission officials, and local firefighters in the dedication of a State Historical Marker commemorating the Pepperhill Fire of 1938, in which eight young firefighters died.
The event begins at 10 a.m. October 19, at the Emporium Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, Cameron County.
The wildfire just outside Emporium claimed the lives on October 19, 1938. After reviewing tragic events surrounding that fire, a case study for training wildfire fighters statewide was developed with the intent of preventing any future loss of life. This ongoing training has saved many lives and will continue to be offered to, and required of, future wildfire fighters.
For more information on wildfires and prevention, visit DCNR’s Wildfire In PA webpage.
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