Searcy County “Wildfire Community Preparedness Day” Saturday, May 5th, 2 pm – 4 pm Arkansas Forestry Commission Building, 1004 Zack Rd., Marshall.
May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Arkansas Forestry Commission Building, 1004 Zack Road, Marshall, AR
Preparedness Day is a call to action that gives people of all ages a chance to plan and participate in a risk reduction or wildfire preparedness activity that makes their community a safer place to live.
Buffalo National River Partners has teamed up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm® to sponsor the fifth annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. This is a program to raise wildfire awareness, and learn about the fire history of the Ozarks and about land owner assistance programs. Presenters from the National Park Service, the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be available to provide information and answer questions.
“Continued drought and hotter temperatures combined with indiscriminant burning have contributed to an increase of wildfire activity in North Central Arkansas” says Arkansas Forestry Commission Forester Mike Mowery. “That’s why this program has been organized. We are committed to working together to make our community safer from the threat of wildfire. We believe that this program is a great way to raise awareness of this important issue. ”
Residents who want to reduce the threat of wildfire to their home, farm, and community, but are unsure about how to start should attend this event. Information will be presented that can help individuals and communities prepare for and work together to reduce their risk of being impacted by a wildfire and steps that can be taken to minimize damage should a wildfire occur.
Through these educational, individual and group activities, residents of Searcy and adjoining counties can learn more about the importance of wildfire preparedness and planning, and the power of prevention.