Fire Aware. Fire Prepared.

On March 17, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension, along with state and local agencies and community partners, will launch Wildfire Wednesday’s lunch and learn, “Fire Aware. Fire Prepared.” program. This statewide campaign will help Oregonians prepare for the reality of wildfire through greater awareness and actions. It will address preparedness at three levels:

· Individual – What you can do now to get yourself, your family, and your home ready

· Community – How you can be a part of promoting a wildfire safe community

· Landscape – How you can live and thrive in a fire adapted environment

Online webinar sessions will be delivered on alternating Wednesdays, starting in March and continuing through June. Instructors will introduce core ideas and list actions that families and communities can take to prepare themselves ahead of every wildfire season.

Extension will also host local online sessions, where you will learn details about fire and emergency response specific to your own county or area. These sessions will give plenty of opportunities for discussions on how to begin putting the things you learn into action.

For more information and links to recorded webinars and resources, check the “Fire Aware. Fire Prepared.” program website at https://extension.oregonstate.edu/fire-program/online-webinar-guide . Join each session (or watch the recording) and start preparing now!

Details:

Webinar- Fire Aware. Fire Prepared.

Date and time- March 17 – June 16, alternate Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. (PST)

Cost- This is a free program

Register: Online- at beav.es/FAFP Email- amanda.brenner@oregonstste.edu

Phone- 503-655-8631

Background: The Oregon State University (OSU) Forestry and Natural Resources Program is an OSU Extension Service program serving woodland owners and stewards, forest products industry and workforce, Christmas tree growers, agencies and municipalities, and outdoor enthusiasts. With access to the latest research and innovations at Oregon State and other institutions, we serve you with a local, regional, and statewide presence. Our team is comprised of foresters and social scientists, specialists in forest insect and disease, wildfire, ecology and natural history, business and public policy, timber harvesting, watersheds and fish, wildlife, wood products and manufacturing. Our diverse backgrounds and interests allow us to work closely as a team to help you find answers no matter your question. We serve as a trusted voice on forest collaborative groups and community-based partnerships across the state using our independent and objective scientific expertise and facilitation skills to help solve complicated issues.

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