News from the “What If?” public educators
Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2012
The “What If?” public educators at the Minnetonka Fire Department recommend the following to help prevent brush, grass and forest fires.
The “What If?” public educators at the Minnetonka Fire Department recommend the following to help prevent brush, grass and forest fires:
- Place cigarette butts in metal containers. Don’t throw them on the ground or into vegetation.
- Keep at least 18 inches of space between mulch beds and building materials that can burn.
- When enjoying a recreational fire, follow the rules before, during and after your fire. Visit the Recreational Fires and Permits page for more information.
Look for new ideas from “What If?”
What If? Public Educators Jim Lundeen and Sara Ahlquist of the Minnetonka Fire Department recently attended a FEMA Community Education Leadership workshop, which focused on education as a way to reduce the risk for death and injury in the community. Firefighters Jim Lundeen and Sara Ahlquist gained many new ideas from the workshop, and look forward to sharing them with you in the upcoming months! If you have questions about the public education program, or would like a presentation for your neighborhood or organization, call the What If? public educators at 952.939.8331.