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> Get Your Smokey On, Pledge to help prevent wild fires
kitkatgo
post Jun 14 2008, 10:53 PM
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Go to the page below to pledge that you will help prevent wild fires. If you have kids, there is also a page for them with games, stories and info. There is also a map that shows where wildfires are currently burning in the US...important if you are traveling through at any given time!
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Show your commitment to wildfire prevention.
Take the "Get Your Smokey On" Wildfire Pledge
I pledge to:

BE SMART WHENEVER I GO OUTDOORS

To use caution and common sense before lighting any fire.
To understand that any fire I or my friends create could become a wildfire.
To understand and practice proper guidelines whenever I or my friends create a fire outdoors.
To never, ever leave any fire unattended.
To make sure any fire that I or my friends create is properly and completely extinguish before moving on.
To properly extinguish and discard of smoking materials.
To be aware of my surroundings and careful when operating equipment during periods of dry or hot weather..
To speak up and confront anyone I see not following the above rules.

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SmokeyBear.com - Get Your Smokey On - Only You Can Prevent Wildfires

http://www.smokeybear.com/

I added my pledge, did you?


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post Jun 15 2008, 09:12 AM
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Thanks, these are all excellent tips fo many of us... I will make sure to book mark this blog to keep checking up on it!


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post Jun 15 2008, 12:24 PM
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Thanks Jacques.

I just added that there is a map where you can check to see where wildfires are burning throughout the USA. I know here in California it's especially important (and there are several burning now).

In August/September we have a big problem with fires...last year was horrific--pretty much all of Southern California was on fire. The combination of draught and unfortunately arsonists, well, you get the picture.



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post Jun 16 2008, 10:53 AM
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Ohh my, the forest fire debate...

Fires are part of the healthy life of a forest, dontchyaknow... too bad we screwed it all up by preventing them all these years...Now the fires get so big because there's so much unburned very flammable crap lying around. It's only dangerous because people tried to stop the fires for so long...


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post Jun 16 2008, 12:18 PM
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We're not just talking about forests here. And fires begun by natural causes are one thing, fires set by careless people are quite another.


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post Jun 16 2008, 01:05 PM
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Forests set by careless people are just as random as forest fires set by lightning, they're the same in my mind.


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post Jun 16 2008, 01:17 PM
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Well, there are no forests around here, and I would prefer the careless people not set any fires!


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post Jun 16 2008, 01:45 PM
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Yah I know what you mean, but eventually, lightning will strike and a fire will start, so it doesn't matter whether a person did it or not...it's inevitable. Like an outbreak of sickness or whatever.


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