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All Things Fire Fair!

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  • Applegate Fire District #9 Training Building, 1095 Upper Applegate Rd. Ruch, OR
  • March 9, 2024
  • Saturday, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM

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All Things Fire Fair!

Saturday, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM
March 9, 2024


Join us for a family-friendly event featuring a dynamic mix of presentations and interactive demonstrations focused on wildfire and community preparedness.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore tables with essential information and resources– including how to access financial assistance for fuels reduction on private lands. Learn how to take action and hear from experts on a variety of topics.

Demonstrations & Presentations Schedule:
11:00 – 11:45   Welcome from Applegate Fire Marshal Brian Mulhollen

11:45 – 1:00     Kid-Friendly Experiment on Fire Behavior with Sofia Maciel (SOFRC)

12:00 – 12:45  Mastication, Slash, & Pile Burning with Dan Defenbough (Jungle Tamer) & Brian Mulhollen (AVFD)

1:00 – 1:45      Home Hardening & Defensible Space with Rich Fairbanks (Prescriptions for Safety)

2:00 – 2:45     Mastication, Slash, & Pile Burning with Dan Defenbough (Jungle Tamer) & Brian Mulhollen (AVFD)

3:00 – 3:45     Intro to Prescribed Burning & Fire Behavior with Aaron Krikava (RVPBA) & Chris Adlam (OSU Extension)

4:00 – 5:30     Addressing the Doug Fir Die Off & BLM Strategies for the Future

Don’t miss this chance to connect with forest and fire professionals, community leaders, and neighbors. Plus, kids activities, lessons, and photos with Smokey the Bear!

This event is hosted by members of the Applegate Valley Forest and Fire Working Group:

Applegate & Williams Fire Districts ᐧ KS Wild ᐧ Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council ᐧ OSU Extension ᐧ Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative ᐧ Rogue Valley Prescribed Burn Association ᐧ Jungle Tamer ᐧ Bureau of Land Management ᐧ United States Forest Service ᐧ Oregon State Fire Marshal ᐧ Natural Resources Conservation Service ᐧ A Greater Applegate

Additional tables and information from:

Red Cross, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now, and the Small Woodlands Association

Food and beverages available for purchase onsite from Black Barn Farm