Gaming wildfire

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on May 7, 2013

Rowan FirewiseExplaining the behavior of wildfire, and the importance of its prevention, can be complicated on the best day. Explaining it to kids is a whole different process. In the Spring Firewise How To newsletter, Jennifer Turner, certified environmental educator in Kentucky’s Division of Forestry, developed a game to help children understand the scope of wildfire and the role of rangers and structural firefighters.

The N.E. Rowan County Firewise Council “held the event during fire prevention week and it was a hoot!” Turner said. “There were structural firefighters from three different volunteer fire departments and about 60 students. It was the county’s first year as a Firewise Council.”

Read about the game and other Firewise projects in the newsletter!