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Smokey Bear takes fire safety message to Delaware’s largest kindergarten program (photos)

535 kindergarten students at McIlvaine Early Childhood Center in Magnolia learned fire safety from Smokey Bear as part of the Delaware Forest Service’s annual education program. Located in the Caesar Rodney School District, McIlvaine is the largest kindergarten program in the First State.




Forest Service and Smokey Bear Spread Fire Safety Message to First-Grade Students

As part of National Fire Prevention Month in October, Smokey Bear will be visiting classrooms with the Delaware Forest Service’s yearly fire prevention education programs targeted to first-grade students in the state’s private, public, and charter schools. Ashley Peebles coordinates the successful effort that reaches around 9,000 students annually.




Update: First State firefighters battle blaze in Idaho’s Payette National Forest

A crew of 19 wildland firefighters trained by the Delaware Forest Service are on the front lines of the Howard Fire in Idaho’s Payette National Forest, a blaze ignited by lightning in the rugged terrain east of Riggins, Idaho.




Delaware firefighters now headed to Coin Mountain Fire in Idaho’s Payette National Forest

A team of Delaware volunteer firefighters who have been battling a blaze in Utah for the past week are now headed to a new assignment in the Payette National Forest near McCall, Idaho. According to Delaware state forester Michael Valenti of Dover, who is traveling with the team, Delaware’s crew will be traveling over 500 miles from Utah to Idaho on August 20, and then begin its first operational period on August 21.




Update: Delaware wildfire crew battling Patch Springs Fire in Utah

A team of wildland firefighters from Delaware is now assigned to the Patch Springs Fire – a 14,000-acre blaze located two miles northwest of Terra, UT that is only 20 percent contained. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, the blaze is characterized by active fire behavior in timber with group tree torching and long-range spotting. Structures are threatened and evacuations in effect.

The Delaware firefighters are working on Division Z, where they are assisting with burn-out operations, line prep and patrolling. There are four crews assigned to the blaze, part of almost 150 personnel assigned to the incident. Estimated containment date: August 22.







 Pages Tagged With: "Delaware Forest Service"

Smokey Bear takes fire safety message to Delaware’s largest kindergarten program (photos)

535 kindergarten students at McIlvaine Early Childhood Center in Magnolia learned fire safety from Smokey Bear as part of the Delaware Forest Service’s annual education program. Located in the Caesar Rodney School District, McIlvaine is the largest kindergarten program in the First State.




Forest Service and Smokey Bear Spread Fire Safety Message to First-Grade Students

As part of National Fire Prevention Month in October, Smokey Bear will be visiting classrooms with the Delaware Forest Service’s yearly fire prevention education programs targeted to first-grade students in the state’s private, public, and charter schools. Ashley Peebles coordinates the successful effort that reaches around 9,000 students annually.




Update: First State firefighters battle blaze in Idaho’s Payette National Forest

A crew of 19 wildland firefighters trained by the Delaware Forest Service are on the front lines of the Howard Fire in Idaho’s Payette National Forest, a blaze ignited by lightning in the rugged terrain east of Riggins, Idaho.




Delaware firefighters now headed to Coin Mountain Fire in Idaho’s Payette National Forest

A team of Delaware volunteer firefighters who have been battling a blaze in Utah for the past week are now headed to a new assignment in the Payette National Forest near McCall, Idaho. According to Delaware state forester Michael Valenti of Dover, who is traveling with the team, Delaware’s crew will be traveling over 500 miles from Utah to Idaho on August 20, and then begin its first operational period on August 21.




Update: Delaware wildfire crew battling Patch Springs Fire in Utah

A team of wildland firefighters from Delaware is now assigned to the Patch Springs Fire – a 14,000-acre blaze located two miles northwest of Terra, UT that is only 20 percent contained. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, the blaze is characterized by active fire behavior in timber with group tree torching and long-range spotting. Structures are threatened and evacuations in effect.

The Delaware firefighters are working on Division Z, where they are assisting with burn-out operations, line prep and patrolling. There are four crews assigned to the blaze, part of almost 150 personnel assigned to the incident. Estimated containment date: August 22.