Firewise

AK Division of Forestry

Wildfire season is underway, and on this edition of the Coffee Table you'll hear tips and strategies for prevention and preparedness from from Howard Kent from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources,  Chief Mark Kirko of Homer Fire and EMS
Chief Jon Marsh from  Anchor Point VFD and
Chief Bob Cicciarella of Kachemak Emergency Service Area.

 

Protect your home from wildfire

Jul 2, 2019
AK Division of Forestry

As smoke from the Swan Lake Fire near Sterling fills the air on the southern Kenai Peninsula, many homeowners and residents are thinking about fire danger and how to protect their homes and property from wildfire.

Robert Purcell, interim fire chief of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department said the fire danger in the area is high and climbing. As well, Purcell said, firefighting resources from the state Division of Forestry are heavily tapped right now, so another significant fire would be a real challenge to respond to.