Prescott, AZ (May 19, 2017) –– The annual “Wildfire Prevention and Awareness Campaign” is planned for Friday May 26. Sponsored by the Tonto NF, Prescott NF, Coconino NF, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Fire, Black Canyon City Fire, Mayer Fire, Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, Daisy Mountain Fire Department, Yavapai County Emergency Management and other agencies; the campaign helps to educate the public and drivers on their role in preventing wildfires.
The “One Less Spark One Less Wildfire” awareness campaign educates drivers and home owners on their roles in helping to prevent wildfires while traveling on Arizona roads and highways; and while working around their homes. Not parking in tall grass as the heat from parts under your vehicle can start a fire, dragging chains from towing can cause sparks, refrain from welding and use of activities or equipment that may create a spark when fire danger is high – these are just a few tips.
The media and public are invited learn more about “One Less Spark One Less Wildfire” and wildfire prevention:
WHERE: Sunset Point Rest Area located along I-17 at milepost 252 north of Phoenix.
WHEN: Friday, May 26 from 1-3
More information on One Less Spark and fire prevention can be found at http://www.azfireinfo.com/
THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!
It only takes one spark to start a wildfire. Chainsaws, dragging trailer safety chains, carelessly tossed cigarettes, fireworks, abandoned campfires, and discharge of firearms are all known causes of wildfire. Wildfires impact recreation areas, may destroy homes, and threaten lives.
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