Wildfire awareness and preparation: a chat with Jon Skinner.

Episode 4 April 27, 2022 00:44:18
Wildfire awareness and preparation: a chat with Jon Skinner.
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Wildfire awareness and preparation: a chat with Jon Skinner.

Apr 27 2022 | 00:44:18

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Show Notes

Nationally, humans cause 87% of all wildfires that average over 3.4 million acres burned annually. Jon Skinner, national lead for the BLM Fire Mitigation and Education Program, explains how people can prevent human-caused wildfires, the difference between fire prevention and fire mitigation, and what “hardening your home” means. He also describes the BLM Wildland Fire Community Assistance Program from partnerships to wildfire preparation, and the history behind Wildfire Awareness Month in May. To learn  more about fire prevention and mitigation, check out the informative videos found here: https://www.nifc.gov/fire-information/fire-prevention-education-mitigation/fire-prevention-videos.

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