Wildfire Awareness Month
In Oregon, May is designated as Wildfire Awareness Month. The Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and its partners are engaged in a month-long campaign to encourage, empower, and inform Oregonians to help prevent and prepare for wildfire. There are many things Oregonians can do to be prepared for wildfire. One of which is creating defensible space.
The OSFM has several resources to help Oregonians create and maintain defensible space. These simple actions could make all the difference in the event of a wildfire.
Knowledge is power. The Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is hosting a series of webinars in April, May, and June geared towards being prepared for wildfire. A list of the webinars offered and links to register are below. Click the name of the webinar to register! Also, be sure to sign up to receive emails from the OSFM about upcoming webinar opportunities by clicking the webinar sign-up button at:
April 19: Noon – 1 p.m. | Defensible Space 101 | Webinar Recording
April 20: Noon – 1 p.m. | Home Hardening 101
May 3: Noon – 1 p.m. | Firewise USA: What motivates people to start a community?
May 10: Noon - 1 p.m. | 5 E's of CRR (wildfire focus for the fire service)
May 16: Noon - 1 p.m. | Community Wildfire Protection Plans 101 May 24: Noon – 1 p.m. | Emergency Preparedness
May 31: Noon – 1 p.m. | Fire-resistant plants and flammable plants
June 14: Noon – 1 p.m. | Public Safety Power Shut-off
June 21: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Fire Season Forecast
For more information and a detailed list of webinars, search online for “OSFM Wildfire Awareness Month”.
Be prepared for Emergencies! Go to https://www.ready.gov/kit to build your emergency or evacuation kit
Resources for Preventing Wildfires: https://wildfire.oregon.gov/prevention
Reducing Fire Risk on your Forest Property: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/pnw618
Fire Resistant Plants: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/pnw590
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