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Wildfire in your Neighborhood: Are We Next?

June 15, 2018

June 26, 7:00pm - Myrna Loy*
June 27, 7:00pm - HMS*
*Bring a good donation for Helena Food Share
Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner shares show the 2017 Firestorm affected his community so we can be better prepared.
Fire Scientist Mark Finney shares wildfire history and how it impacts our community today.

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Protecting Your House in The Event of a Wildfire: Solid Core Doors

May 29, 2018

If you’re looking for ways to prevent your home from igniting in the event of a wildfire, you might be able to find one by looking at the door.

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Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend!

May 25, 2018

We wish you all a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! While you’re enjoying all Montana has to offer, please remember to follow all fire restrictions in your area.

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Communities Prepare for Future Wildfires

October 27, 2017

In advance of future wildfires, Baginski and his neighbors have also created low-flammability buffer zones around houses, increased fuel mitigation work, and gained Firewise certification for their neighborhood.

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Remembering The 'Granite Mountain 19'

July 1, 2014

June 30th marks the three year anniversary of what is perhaps the most tragic single loss of firefighters in US history, when 19 of 20 ‘Granite Mountain Hotshots’ were killed at Yarnell Hill, Arizona.

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Can We Prepare and Live with Wildland Fire - Thomas Zimmerman

June 18, 2014

Wildland fire management has been an indispensable element of natural resource management. But, in today’s changing environment, it has become firmly intertwined in the mix of social, ecological, and management requirements and needs.

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Firewise Landscaping, planning NOW for the 2014 fire season

April 3, 2014

While most homeowners are aware of planning for fire prevention when building or purchasing a home, there is another important aspect that should be considered. This is the outside landscaping.

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Montana Disaster and Emergency Services voted to support FireSafe Montana Movement to support firefighter safety

March 5, 2014

Monday evening the Montana Disaster & Emergency Services Coordinators Association voted to support the FireSafe Montana movement directed at firefighter safety.

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Enough is Enough: Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Protects Forest Values

January 22, 2014

Reducing fire intensity near homes and designated roadside evacuation routes during a wildfire gives firefighters a better chance at putting the fire out in a prompt and safe manner. It also provides citizens and firefighters with safe escape routes.

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Lewis and Clark County Resolution Raises Discussion...

January 2, 2014

Here is the latest article on the discussion of the County Resolution passed by Lewis and Clark County published in the Helena Independent. Please check it out

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