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Fall FireFree results show commitment to preparedness


With some of the great fall weather in Central Oregon, residents in the Bend area took advantage of the Half Price Yard Debris Sale and delivered 11,438 cubic yards of flammable yard waste to Deschutes Recycling. In partnership with the FireFree program, Deschutes Recycling offered the Half Price event to encourage residents to recycle yard waste, instead of risking an escaped debris fire by burning it.

“With periodic rainfall and less lightning, we didn’t have the stereotypical central Oregon fire season. Residents really paid that good karma forward and got a jump on next season,” says Alison Green, Program Coordinator for the FireFree program.

“The Fall Half Price Sale gives residents a terrific alternative to dispose of their flammable yard waste without burning,” adds Green.

From October 31 st through November 12 th local residents continued with their defensible space projects by cleaning up pine needles, brush and tree limbs from around homes to help prepare their properties for wildfire next season.

FireFree is a year-round effort to educate community members and increase resident participation in preparing for wildfires. Residents are encouraged to visit for more information about defensible space, reducing the structural vulnerability of homes and getting prepared for fire season.

For more information about FireFree activities in your area, call your local fire department or Project Wildfire at 541-322-7129.

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