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  • Defensible Space - Home Ignition Zone 2 October 20, 2020
     Continuing from our previous post which covered Zone 1, we are going to discuss Home Ignition Zone 2 (or the Intermediate Zone). You may have heard these tips before, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded and go over it again. Zone 2 is 5-30 feet from the furthest exterior point of your home. Landscaping […]
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  • Defensible Space - Home Ignition Zone 1 October 13, 2020
    You may remember back in April when we discussed Wildland Urban Interface month, there was the mention of concentric safety zones around your home regarding creating a defensible space. The end goal here is to cover each Home Ignition Zone, which may include tips and tricks you have or have not seen previously. The first […]
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  • Fire Prevention Week - Debris Burning October 6, 2020
     Our main source of preventable fires is caused by the general public. Some things that these fires result from are: campfires (as well as hunter’s warming fires), children, equipment use (cars, trucks and SUVs usually exhaust related; chainsaws, lawnmowers most often strike related), fireworks, miscellaneous (firearms, exploding targets, etc.) and debris burning. In Pennsylvania, a […]
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  • Fire Prevention Week - Campfires October 5, 2020
     October 4-10 is Fire Prevention Week, it is observed each year during the week of October 9th in tribute of the Great Chicago Fire. The fire began on October 8, 1871, and killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 people homeless, destroyed more than 17,000 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. The […]
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  • Wildland Fire Crew Update September 21, 2020
     Folks.We may have the largest photo drop yet from our last crew Penn's Woods! They arrived home safely yesterday at District 9 where they followed the COVID-19 sanitizing guidelines to turn in their gear to the cache. Since they had poor service for their entire assignment, they sent us all of their photos upon arriving […]
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  • Wildland Fire Update September 17, 2020
    Today we have another photo from one of our single resources to share with you! It was submitted with this caption:"Smoke delayed flights and the uncertainty of when the Gold Team would be able to take over the fire caused the powers that be to assign the Brattain Fire to the Eastern Area T2 Team.  […]
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  • Wildland Fire Updates September 10, 2020
     Hello again! We are busy this week with updates from our single resources and engine, so sit back and enjoy these awesome pictures from our people.The following pictures are from Engine 601 with the provided update:"On 601's last day, we were assigned as an initial attack for the Klamath Falls District of the Fremont Winema […]
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  • Engine E-601 Update September 9, 2020
     Good morning! One of the engine's operators was kind enough to send in some photos and give us an update. The following photos were from E-601's trip to the Elkhorn Fire meet Red Bluff, CA. They were there for nine working days working in divisions X and V. This incident was managed by Cal Fire […]
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  • Pennsylvania Wildland Fire Crew Updates September 2, 2020
    Good morning everyone! It's time for another update on our wildland fire crews.PA-PAS Anthracite is still out on assignment in the western states.PA-PAS Penn's Woods was mobilized yesterday out of District 9 to report to Colorado for assignment. Like the other crews, they are driving to their assignment.Some numbers to date regarding Pennsylvania's assistance in […]
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  • Pennsylvania Wildland Fire Crew Updates August 25, 2020
     Good morning everyone! We have a few updates for you.Independence returned home Thursday (08/20/2020) and our fourth crew Anthracite left for California the day before (08/19/2020) from District 9.Anthracite said all is going well for them, they are having plenty of work prepping fire lines, among some other opportunities.We also were sent some wonderful photos […]
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