The week of January 21st through the 29th is designated as Wildfire Awareness Week in Kansas, and sponsored by the Kansas Interagency Wildfire Council.
When it comes to wildfires we often think of forested areas in states like California, Colorado, or Montana. The truth is wildfires can be one of our top hazards, and recent years have proven this right here in Kansas where hundreds of thousands of acres have burned in our state.
We all play a part. Whether it is preventative actions, being the first to report a new fire start, the response by our local firefighters and farmers, mitigating our properties to prevent the encroachment and damage of fire, or the recovery afterwards, we all play a role in protecting our community.
To learn more about how you can prevent wildfires, visit http://www.kansasforests.org/fire_management/fireprevention.html