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.
WILDFIRE IN THE NORTHEAST
GÉRARD LACASSE2015 PREVENTION AWARD RECIPIENT
Throughout his long service as a team member, Gérard’s leadership in fire prevention has been a continuing and supportive thread for many of the ideas and activities put forward in the Prevention Education Working Team’s mission. A true professional, Gérard attendance record is nearly perfect. His wisdom and tenure is highly respected by his team members and his own agency’s communications team.
CONGRATULATIONS GÉRARD !
*Gérard Lacasse, Information Coordinator for Québec's Société de protection des forêts contre le feu, receives his award form Tom Parent, Executive Director of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission.