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Wildland fires can be catastrophic for forests but also for homeowners and their property.  Fires are often caused by natural factors, but by far, the largest cause of wildfires is man-related.  Learning about wildfire prevention and what you can do to help will reduce the number of fires.  Preventing forest fires is everyone’s responsibility!  The Northeast Forest Fire Protection Commission's Prevention and Education Working Team (PEWT) offers several ways to take part.  See the Prevention section for more information.



HOT SPOT 

WILDFIRE IN THE NORTHEAST

Registration is now open!

For more information on this exciting event,
visit our
Workshop section.




BE CAREFUL WHEN USING
POWER EQUIPMENT OUTDOORS

The majority of wildfires in the northeast are caused by human activity. In the last few years, there has been an increase in fires caused by machinery. This broad category includes brush cutters and lawnmowers as well as chainsaws and industrial logging equipment. When the conditions are dry, a spark from power equipment can ignite leaves and wood debris. We recommend being careful when using machinery outdoors.  Always check the area for small fires after using power equipment. Keep informed (be “in the know”) about the fire weather conditions by visiting your state or provincial forestry webpage.




and remember...ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES !