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Oregon

Keno, Oregon Creating Fire Prevention DVD

2006

Firefighters from the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex joined local cooperators recently to begin a wildfire prevention video for homeowners and landowners in the Klamath area.

An interagency crew, including firefighters from Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex help create real fire scenes for a wildfire safety video. (USFWS)

An interagency crew, including firefighters from Klamath Basin NWR Complex
help create real fire scenes for a wildfire safety video. (USFWS)

The video is the brainchild of Rural Fire Protection District Chief John Ketchum of Keno, Oregon, who organized the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Forest

Service, Klamath County, Kingsley Airfield, Oregon Department of Forestry and other county-wide volunteer fire agencies as well as the Klamath County Sheriff's Office to put together the 30-minute DVD. The video will emphasize the importance of wildfire safety will walk citizens through actions that can significantly reduce their risk of property loss or personal injury due to wildfire.

Structural and wildland fire groups worked together to film real fire suppression in staged burns. Chief Ketchum is emphasizing for the public the importance of interagency cooperation and is helping produce scenes that show how all the agencies work together to successfully and safely extinguish wildfire.

Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Klamath Basin complex of refuges, is bordered on two sides by the town of Keno.

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