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Bolivar, TN residents receptive to fire department’s hazard assessments

Blog Post created by cathyprudhomme Employee on Dec 16, 2015

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Seizing opportunities to connect with residents during fall fire season proved very successful when the Bolivar, TN Fire Department recently hosted two community-wide Firewise clean-up days.  Bolivar 3

Included in the multiple days of activities were neighborhood home hazard assessments in areas identified in Community Wildfire Protection Plans, assisting neighborhoods with work that would be difficult for them to complete, while also educating them on the risks and providing tips on how to reduce them.

Neighborhoods included in the outreach were Pleasant Creek, El Capitan, Shelby, Orange, Locust and McNeal.

After receiving home assessments residents could be seen in the targeted communities busily cleaning rooftops of debris and landscape-wide.

Fire Chief Lynn Price with the Bolivar Fire Department shared that, “We are proud of our efforts thus far, but we are just beginning our concentrated education efforts in the actual neighborhoods with the highest risks.”  

The Bolivar Fire Department plans to continue working in the targeted communities with homeowners removing wildfire hazards throughout the year.

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