In this dangerous fire hazard year, the Kern County Fire Department will be giving out hot dogs and life-saving tips at a lively Wildfire Awareness Expo in Frazier Mountain Park on Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Hazard reduction and emergency preparedness are the focus for the Wildfire Expo to be held in the park across from the Frazier Park Library.
Wildland fire fighting equipment will be on display. Local wildland firefighters will answer questions and share tips about keeping your home and family safe during this drought year.
Free hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be served and there will be educational materials for the children.
Kern County Fire Explorers, U.S. Forest Service firefighters, Cal Fire, CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams), the Mount Pinos Communities Fire Safe Council and Kern County Fire Department hand crews will be there, along with Smokey Bear, who will pose with your family for pictures.
Lot clearance is due by June 15, but wise homeowners are removing flammable material from their property now to create ‘defensible space.’
Citations and fines for uncleared lots can be expensive, but firefighters say their only goal is to prevent fires and loss of lives. —Patric Hedlund
This is part of the April 25, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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