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As Fire Season Winds Down, Ramp Up Your Fire IQ : Attend a Firewise Workshop September 28 in Winthrop.

Sep 20, 2013

Okanogan Conservation District is holding its final Firewise workshop of the season in Winthrop on Saturday, September 28 from 10 am-12 pm. The workshop will be at the Winthrop Fire Station on 223 Englar Street. 

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., local fire managers will discuss ways to prepare one's home and property for wildfire, and how to react when a wildfire is in the area. From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., there may be an optional field trip to see Firewise techniques being implemented on private property in the area. Light refreshments will be provided.

The national Firewise Communities program is an interagency program designed to encourage local solutions for wildfire safety. The program offers simple ways community members can work together to prevent their properties from becoming fuel for a wildfire.  Residents can reduce the risk of their home's ignition by simply modifying their homes and immediate surroundings. With adequate planning and cooperation among homeowners, public agencies, and community leaders, wildfires can occur without disastrous loss of life, property, and resources. For more information, visit www.okanogancd.org/firewise

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