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WILDFIRE! : Stories From the Front Lines of the Camp Fire
February 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am| Free
Hosted by OSU Extension Service Master Naturalist, Portland Metro Chapter
The public and all OSU Extension Service Master Naturalist members are invited to a chapter meeting to be held on February 2, 2019 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Blvd, in Classroom 7 where we’ll be learning about the Camp Fire and how to prepare for the new normal of a year ’round fire season across the west.
STORIES FROM THE FRONT LINES: RSVP HERE
According to Wikipedia, the Camp Fire was the deadliest wildfire in the United States since the Cloquet fire in 1918, and is among the world’s deadliest wildfires. Named after Camp Creek Road, its place of origin, the fire started on November 8, 2018, in Butte County, in Northern California. After exhibiting extreme fire behavior, an urban firestorm formed in the densely populated foothill town of Paradise. The fire caused at least 86 civilian fatalities, injured 12 civilians and 5 firefighters, covered an area of 153,336 acres, and destroyed 18,804 structures, with most of the damage occurring within the first four hours.
Pat McAbery a professional firefighter/paramedic for over 25 years and a professional videographer was a witness to the destruction of the Camp Fire and other California wildfires. He’ll speak to his experiences there. Here’s a link to a story about Pat McAbery.
COMMUNITY PREPARATION AND RESILIENCE
Clackamas County OSU Extension Forester Glenn Ahrens will address home and community wildfire preparedness. He’ll discuss fire safety basics that we as Oregon Master Naturalists can share with people across the state, especially those in fire prone areas.
MAP AND DIRECTIONS: For more directions to the Multnomah Arts Center CLICK HERE
PLEASE RSVP FOR THE MEETING: We don’t want to run out of seats, so please RSVP HERE