Wildfire Information, Preparedness Meeting for Apache County Residents

April 11, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Local fire departments, the U.S Forest Service, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and managers of the Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program will present wildfire information and preparedness at the Eagar Town Hall on April 29, 2014 at 6 p.m.

The main focus of the evening is the new Ready, Set, Go program, a tool to educate individuals on preparedness, situational awareness and safety. Developed as a three step process through a nation-wide discussion about how to protect homes and lives in the Wildland-Urban Interface, the Ready, Set, Go program helps increase your knowledge and ability to act safely during an emergency situation.

Other topics to be discussed include expected spring and summer weather conditions, fire season, fire restrictions, red flag warnings, and the Northeastern Arizona Public Information System. Managers of the Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grants Program will discuss the benefits of the program and how to get signed up.

For current fire information, restrictions and red flag warnings visit www.311info.net, www.noaa.gov, www.fs.usda.gov/asnf and www.firerestrictions.us. You can also dial 311 or (928) 333-3412.  

Follow the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests on Twitter (@A_SNFs) for instant updates on fire restrictions, red flag warnings, prescribed fire and wildland fire.