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.
From: Reading EAGLE
A fire burned about a half-acre of brush on Neversink Mountain in Cumru Township Tuesday night.
No one was injured and no structures were damaged in the fire, which was discovered shortly before 8 on the mountain near Ganter Lane, said Bob Snyder, assistant chief of the Cumru Township Fire Department.
About 20 firefighters from four companies responded and controlled the fire in about 30 minutes, Snyder said.
State forestry staff members are investigating.
Snyder said no other brush fires have occurred on the mountain in Cumru this year, but a few have happened nearby on a city section of the mountain.
The Northern Bucks Wildfire Crew has the following for Sale
SKID TANK with HALE pump & Hose Reel
The dimension is 33"x64"x24" 250 gallon tank.
Comes with scene light, and hose reel. Hale pump has a Briggs and Stratton motor, (gas)
asking ... $750.00
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While spring is several weeks away, now is the time for landowners to begin making plans to help wildlife by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Howard Nursery, which is accepting orders until April 22.
Order forms and information are available on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by putting your cursor on "General Store" in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, then clicking on "Howard Nursery" in the drop-down menu listing and scrolling down and choosing "2012 Seedling Order Form."
The order form can be completed and submitted on line, or printed out and faxed or mailed. Payments are not due until the order is confirmed by Howard Nursery. For those without internet access, order forms can be obtained at Game Commission offices or various displays or booths at shows in which the agency participates through the spring or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Howard Nursery, 197 Nursery Road, Howard, PA 16841.
"Landowners may purchase seedlings for wildlife food and cover, watershed protection, soil erosion control, and for reclamation of disturbed areas, such as surface mine site and utility right-of-ways," said Annetta Ayers, Howard Nursery superintendent.
It is that time of year again, when the District is recruiting for Specialized Crew membership. District 17 has a history of recruiting ’the best’ of Southeastern PA firefighters for the task. When responding to a call outside of PA, our firefighters represent the Bureau of Forestry and District 17. And to continue our reputation of providing top notch firefighters, we are looking for those who are enthusiastic, responsible, experienced and dedicated to fighting wildland fires.
The application period for 2012 grants will open February 13, 2012 and close on May 17, 2012. Fire company officers may then apply for Volunteer Fire Assistance grants using DCNR's E-Grants web site. Directions for eGrant application are contained in the Volunteer Fire Assistance eGrant Application Directions document - Adobe PDF (38 Kb)
Once again the Spring Fire Season grows near and its time to prepare now. The William Penn Suport Crew will be holding its Annual training session at Camp Ware, Peach Bottom PA.
The training will be open to all active William Penn Support Crew Members and members of the Wardens Association. Registration and paper work check will begin at 6pm on Friday March 23rd. Training session will begin approx 7 pm. The Friday Evening Session will consist of some review and Incident and tactiacal decsion making skill stations. Lodging will be provided at the camp, same as last year. Saturday Morning breakfast will be provided by Penn Hils Forest Fire Crew and training will finish up around 11 am.
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