May is Wildfire Awareness Month – Free Preparedness and Prevention Webinar, on Thursday 5/6/21 at 12PM

Webinar for Public and Media to Address Wildfire Preparedness and Prevention 

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WHAT: May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is scheduled to host a wildfire preparedness and prevention panel webinar event in partnership with Keep Oregon Green, Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, Oregon Department of Forestry, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oregon State University Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire Program.

WHEN: 12 p.m. Thursday, May 6. The webinar is scheduled for 40-minutes with time allowed for Q&A.

WHERE: Register here: https://bit.ly/3dH4bOk   

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the event. Pre-registration is required to attend.

OEM will also live stream the webinar on the agency Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/OMDOEM/.

WHO:

  • Carrie Berger, Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire Program Coordinator, Oregon State University
  • Doug Grafe, Chief Fire Protection, Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Claire McGrew, Assistant Chief Deputy, Oregon State Fire Marshal
  • Kristin Babbs, President, Keep Oregon Green Association
  • Traci Naile, Operations & Preparedness Manager, Oregon Office of Emergency Management
  • Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Emergency Manager

WHY: As Oregon continues to recover from the devastating 2020 wildfires, we are already seeing higher-than-usual fire activity in Oregon. This year’s Wildfire Awareness Month campaign will remind the public how important it is to prevent and prepare for wildfires. At 12 p.m. on May 6, OEM and partners will be hosting a webinar and Facebook Live panel event focusing on wildfire recovery and this year’s fire season, with an emphasis on creating defensible space, debris burning, campfire safety, as well as emergency preparedness and evacuation. — Oregon Office of Emergency Management

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