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Spring Wildfire Season in Maryland Calls for Precautions

Maryland Forest Service Prepared for Wildfire Activity Spring wildfire season has begun in Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents across Maryland to prepare and help prevent wildfires. “Wildfire occurrence is highest in the spring when forest fuels are the driest and weather conditions are at the optimum for fire spread,” Maryland Forest  Read the Rest…

Fall Brings Heightened Risk of Wildfire

Marylanders Urged to Take Extra Precautions Fire Prevention Week begins Oct. 7, coinciding with the beginning of the fall wildfire season in Maryland. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents throughout the state to take precautions as the changing foliage increases the risks of wildland fires spreading through brush and forests.  Wildfires occur every month in  Read the Rest…

Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Announced

49 Fire Departments in 17 Counties Receive $104,099 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 49 volunteer fire departments. The projects, distributed throughout 17 counties, aim to assist volunteer fire companies and departments enhance wildland fire protection in rural areas and communities. The Maryland Forest Service awarded $104,099 in  Read the Rest…

Firefighters Complete Wildfire Training Program

Department Co-Sponsors Annual Skills Program Nearly three dozen Maryland Forest Service firefighters have received certification through the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy, held recently in Garrett County.  More than 180 students participated in the academy, which was hosted at Garrett College by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources along with Mid-Atlantic Forest Fire Compact and the U.S. Forest Service.  Read the Rest…

Grant Money Available for Maryland Volunteer Fire Departments

Funds Provide Financial and Technical Assistance to Enhance Capabilities In Maryland, about 5,000 wildfires are reported each year, and more than 300 volunteer fire departments across the state respond to these blazes, which, on average, burn less than 10 acres. To assist local fire departments, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is once again offering critical grant  Read the Rest…

Wildfire Risk Heightened in Spring

Marylanders Urged to Take Precautions; Maryland Forest Service Prepared Wildfire season has begun in the Old Line State, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents throughout the state to take precautions. Each year, the Maryland Forest Service responds to an average of 210 wildfires that burn about 2,325 acres. Wildfires occur every month in Maryland, but peak  Read the Rest…

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AccessDNR February 2020

The February 2020 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Gregg Bortz.