TODAYS FIRE DANGER LEVEL
High fire danger means all fine dead fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from most causes. Unattended brush and camp fires are likely to escape. Fires spread rapidly and short distance spotting is common. Fires may become serious and their control difficult unless they are attacked successfully while small. Outdoor burning should be restricted to early morning and late evening hours.
As the Spring Fire Season rapidly approaches the Bureau of Forestry has once again contracted Air Support services, below is the contract period dates for operations. While not used often in District 17 these are a valuable resourse to have if the need arises.
Air Tanker Dates
Operations & Safety Brief – 3/24/11 at the West Hazelton Comfort Inn at 58 Route 93 West Hazelton. Brief begins promptly at 1000 and ends NTL 1200. Demonstration at Hazelton Municipal Airport immediately following brief.
Fixed Wing and Helicopter Dates
a. 1st Plane “On Duty” 3/25/11 “Off Duty” 4/23/11
b. 2nd Plane “On Duty” 4/2/11 “Off Duty” 5/1/11
c. 3rd Plane “On Duty” 4/9/11 “Off Duty” 5/8/11
e. Helicopter “On Duty” 3/26/11 “Off Duty” 4/29/11