Due to the lack of snowpack, warm temperatures and excess dried vegetation left over from last year’s tornado and recent storms, abandoned lots, woodland glades and marshlands have turned into kindling, all contributing to an increase of brush fires across the Bay State.
On Wednesday, April 25 at 12 noon (Eastern Time), Wicked Local, a "portal" site representing featured content from 158 individual hyper local Massachusetts community websites, will present a live blog discussion forum titled, “High Noon: Brush Fire Survival for Communities and Homeowners.” NFPA’s Firewise Communities Program manager, Michele Steinberg, Plymouth Fire Chief Ed Bradley, and area fire chiefs will be on hand to take questions about wildfire prevention and mitigation.
Topics will touch on what homeowners can do now to reduce their wildfire risk, and provide information about the role of fire fighters and first responders, regulations regarding wildfire, and much more.
To participate, when you tune in on Wednesday, April 25, click on the “High Noon” story of your Wicked Local page. The window where you can interact live with our experts will be at the bottom of the story. For those who live outside of Massachusetts, choose a town, and connect to one of the many Wicked Local online newspapers.
Have questions? Feel free to send them ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the event, the questions and answers will be published in each paper and online.
We look forward to hearing from you!