Panel and Q&A on fire operations in the wildland-urban interface April 5

Media Contact:
Marshall Brown, Wildland Fire Program instructor, 509-422-7806
Libby Siebens, executive director community relations, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

The public is invited to attend a panel and Q&A on Thursday, April 5 to meet local fire officials and ask questions about wildfires in the wildland-urban interface. The free event will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Twisp Grange Hall.

The panel will include members of the U.S. Forest Service, Okanogan Fire District 6 and the Wenatchee Valley College Wildland Fire Program. There will be a meet and greet at 5 p.m. and the panel and Q&A session will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The Wildland Fire Program at WVC at Omak is a new program developed with the support of advisory committee members, including representatives from Okanogan County Fire District 6, Omak and Okanogan fire departments, the Washington Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service, Pateros Mayor Carlene Anders, the Washington Prescribed Fire Council and the Okanogan Conservation District.

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