FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2014
Commissioner Goldmark fire prevention PSAs for radio
DNR makes downloadable audio files available to radio stations
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today released a wildfire safety public service announcement by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark for use by radio stations throughout Washington State. In the announcement, Commissioner Goldmark encourages the public to help prevent wildfires by using caution with campfires and by observing burn bans and other restrictions on outdoor burning this summer.
The PSA is available in 15- and 30-second versions:
Fire danger increases with summer’s hot and dry weather. Before engaging in outdoor activities in Washington’s forests and wildlands, DNR advises checking with state and local authorities to be aware of burn bans and other fire restrictions in place around the state.
Stay connected during wildfire season
DNR’s wildfire mission
Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, DNR is responsible for preventing and fighting wildfires on 13 million acres of private, state and tribal-owned forestlands. DNR is the state’s largest on-call fire department, with more than 1,100 employees trained and available to be dispatched to fires as needed. During wildfire season (April 15 through October 15), this includes more than 700 DNR employees who have other permanent jobs with the agency and about 400 seasonal employees hired for firefighting duties. Additionally, adult offenders from the Department of Corrections support firefighting efforts through DNR’s Correctional Camps Program. DNR also participates in Washington's coordinated interagency approach to firefighting.
Media Contact: Janet Pearce, Communications Manager, 360-902-1122, firstname.lastname@example.org
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