Boulder Junction Volunteer Fire Department to host Wildfire Preparedness Day event May 6th

My friends up north sent me some information that you may enjoy hearing about.   Many people head north the first weekend of may because of the Walleye opener in Northern Wisconsin.  After a morning of opening day fishing, here's something for you to do in the afternoon.  This event will be fun and very worth while.  I may be up there to join in.

As part of its participation in the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) program – a collaborative wildland fire hazard mitigation and education initiative involving the Town of Boulder Junction, the Boulder Volunteer Fire Department, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and a variety of community stakeholders – the Boulder Junction Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a fun and educational free Wildfire Preparedness Day open house event on Saturday, May 6th from noon to 2 p.m. in the Boulder Junction Lions Club Pavilion at the Boulder Junction Community Center, 5392 Park Street (County Hwy. M).

This is an opportunity for Boulder Junction residents and property owners to informally meet and mingle with BJVFD personnel and learn more about the CWPP wildland fire hazard mitigation program.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for free, no obligation Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) wildland fire hazard risk assessments of your property by specially-trained BJVFD personnel.

HIZ assessments will be made available to Boulder Junction property owners beginning Thursday, June 1st.

There will be a variety of educational CWPP materials available and popular veteran wildland fire hazard spokesman Smokey Bear will also be on hand at the Wildfire Preparedness Day event.

There will be free grilled hot dogs and brats, chips, soda and water available for all attendees.

For more information, contact BJVFD fire prevention officer and public information officer Eric A. Johnson at 715-892-2967.

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