Published on April 17, 2014
Outdoor burning that escapes and becomes uncontrolled is the single largest cause of wildland fires as reported by the Michigan DNR; threatening homes and communities lying in their destructive paths.
Published on February 17, 2012
After the May 2010 Meridian Boundary fire just a few miles north of 300-acre subdivision, concerned residents of Ausable River Estates contacted MSU Extension to begin the process of becoming a Firewise model community.
Published on July 8, 2013
Fire has a rather practical and useful place under certain circumstances.
Published on July 1, 2013
Legal consumer fireworks are the reason for thousands of wildfires annually. A little caution and following a few simple safety steps can prevent fires.
Published on April 23, 2014
As most Michigan wildfires occur in the spring, participate in this day of action to reduce your wildfire risk.
Published on July 24, 2012
While enjoying a campfire this summer, remember to follow recommended campfire guidelines that will protect not only our natural resources and wildlife, but also homes and people living nearby.
Published on June 5, 2012
Homeowners need to adopt Firewise practices to help protect their structures in the face of these wildfire events.
Published on August 9, 2013
A CWPP helps protect communities from loss caused by wildfire. This article is part two of a two part series. In this article, we will address the contents that go into a CWPP.
Published on January 26, 2015
Young children and individuals with heart or lung conditions are especially vulnerable. Learn how to protect yourself and family members from wildfire smoke.
Published on January 29, 2015
The winter months are a good time to host local fire departments on your farm to plan ahead.