Fire Warden Training to be Held March 15-16

Forest fire wardens have been engaged in protection work in Pennsylvania for more than 100 years.

On March 15-16, the Bureau of Forestry, Elk State Forest, will hold annual fire warden trainings.

On March 15, the warden fire training will be held in Elk County at the Ridgway Second Ward Fire Station. It will begin at 6 p.m.

On March 16, the warden fire training will be held in Cameron County at the Elk State Forest District Office on Sizerville Road, Emporium.

The primary purpose of a forest fire warden is to assist the Bureau of Forestry in the suppression and investigation of wildfires.

Wardens may also be appointed to assist the bureau in fire prevention, detection and pre-suppression activities. Wardens are required to attend one training annually.

Please contact Greg Burkhouse at 814-486-2432 for more detailed information.

The commonwealth would like to thank all of the wardens and volunteers for their service.


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