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RSG! Program Member Spotlight: Bellefontaine Fire & EMS

Bellefontaine Fire & EMS is a combination department in the city of Bellefontaine, Ohio, serving a residential population of over 15,000 citizens.
Posted By Jennifer Dietz - Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - Article rating: No rating

Over the past six years, the combination department of Bellefontaine Fire & EMS has established its Wildland Fire Program to address wildland fire operations training, community education, and fuels management. Bellefontaine serves an area with a variety of fuels, including substantial agricultural land, as well as grassland, and forest areas. The department initiated its prescribed fire program in 2014, and by collaborating with...

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Mitigation Moment: Prescott Fire Department

Since the inception of the curbside chipping program in Prescott, the Prescott Fire Department has removed over 4,114 tons of slash from their WUI areas.
Posted By Jennifer Dietz - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - Article rating: No rating

In 2003 the City of Prescott initiated a curbside chipping program for slash removal as the Prescott Fire Department stood up a Type II Wildland Crew. Since the inception of the program 17 years ago, the department has removed over 4,114 tons of slash from their wildland-urban interface areas. Over the past year alone, the department has completed 813 individual prescription chipping jobs that have netted 242.63 tons of debris from homes...

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Wildfire Risk Reduction Assistance Application

The RSG! Program will work with 10 communities to address wildfire risk.
Posted By Jennifer Dietz - Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Article rating: No rating

Apply now to be one of ten departments RSG staff and WUI subject matter experts will work with to reduce wildland fire risk in their community. This will include developing a public awareness campaign with customized resources and conducting a defensible space demonstration. CWPP development/updates or an evacuation tabletop exercise may also be included.

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RSG! Program Member Spotlight: Carson City Fire Department

Posted By Jennifer Dietz - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - Article rating: 4.0

Carson City Fire Department established a mitigation trailer program that places trailers in communities for residents to load their removed vegetation, then the department hauls the trailers to the local landfill. In 2019 alone (as of October 31, Oct 2019), this program has removed 270 tons of hazardous vegetation with over 450 residences participating. Since the inception of the program, over 4000 tons of hazardous vegetation has been...

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RSG! Program Accepting Submissions for Contractors

RSG! Program Seeking Individuals with WUI Expertise to Assist with DHS FEMA FP&S Grant
Posted By Jennifer Dietz - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Article rating: 5.0

The Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program, managed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), is accepting submissions for contractor positions to assist with facilitating targeted wildland fire community risk reduction.

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