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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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Local Kittitas County and State agencies participates in national Wildfire Community Preparedness DayLocal communities join effort to reduce wildfire risk across the country on May 6, 2017
May 3rd, 2017 – Residents living in high-risk wildfire areas who want to take action steps to increase their safety but are unsure about how to start can now find the information, and the inspiration, they need to organize and accomplish wildfire risk reduction projects in their community. Hidden Valley Fire Adapted Community is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and state and local agencies for the fourth annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day event on May 6, 2017 from 9am to 1pm at the Teanaway Swauk Grange Hall, in Cle Elum WA. This free event helps communities prepare for and work together to reduce their risk of wildfire damage.
Preparedness Day is a call to action that gives people of all ages a chance to plan and participate in a risk reduction or wildfire preparedness activity that makes their community a safer place to live.
“Continued drought, hotter temperatures and woody fuels are major contributors to the increased wildfire activity we are experiencing in Washington”, says Carolyn Berglund, Kittitas Fire District 7 and Hidden Valley Fire Adapted Community Spark Plug. “That’s why Hidden Valley FAC has organized our Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Event and are committed to working together with NFPA, local and state agencies to make our community safer from the threat of wildfire. We believe Preparedness Day is a great way to raise awareness of this important issue. ”
Hidden Valley Fire Adapted Community will be hosting and sponsoring a free event that includes educational workshops, during Preparedness Day to promote wildfire awareness and safety. The activities include:
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://co.kittitas.wa.us
Josh Hink, Kittitas County Fire Marshal509firstname.lastname@example.orgOrRose Shriner, Kittitas County Conservation District509-925-3352 ext email@example.com
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.