Pocatello Fire Department to Host “Let’s Talk Forest Fires” Town Hall on June 29


POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – Now is your chance to learn how to protect your home or business from wildfires.

The Pocatello Fire Department is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management, Johnny Creek Firewise Committee and High Country Resource Conversation and Development to host a town hall on fires at Fire Station # 5, 5300 South Bannock Highway, Tuesday, June 29 at 6:30 am During the meeting, attendees will learn about ways to create defensible space on their property, contingency planning strategies, and more.

“The wildfire season is in full swing and we want residents to know what to do in the event of a fire,” said Kim Stouse, community relations / education specialist with the Pocatello Fire Department. “By implementing fire prevention strategies, residents can help firefighters protect their homes and those of their neighbors. “

In 2018, more than “25,000 structures, including 18,137 residences” across the United States were destroyed by wildfire according to the National Fire Protection Association.

For resources and information on how you can protect your home from forest fires, click HERE.

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