TODAY, July 2, will now forever be National Wildland Firefighter Day!
Established in #FireYear2022, this day recognizes the dedication of wildland firefighters, including federal, state, local, military, rural, contract, and support personnel. Just this morning, President Joe Biden and The White House released a statement in support of National #WildlandFirefighterDay! Thank you for acknowledging the importance of our wildland #FirefightingResources: whitehouse.gov/.../statement-by-president-joseph.../ The selected date is especially meaningful as it occurs during the NWCG #6MFS (6 Minutes for Safety) #WeekofRemembrance, which is held annually June 30 to July 6, and serves as an opportunity to renew our commitment to wildland firefighter safety as we remember those who have fallen in the line of duty. Today is designed to show our appreciation for the hard work and devotion of all wildland firefighters and support personnel who are the backbone of the wildland fire community. These men and women work to save lives, property, infrastructure, and precious natural and cultural resources every year, and we are incredibly thankful for their professional skills and efforts.
As we get closer to celebrating the 4th of July, please remember the importance of firework safety and regulations. Please remember to "Keep it Legal. Keep it Safe." Klamath County Sheriff's Office Klamath County Emergency ManagementRetail sales at permitted #firework stands begins today in Oregon and runs through July 6th. Be sure to check local use restrictions, not only where you live but where you may be traveling to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.
Please remember to always have water on hand, never let kids handle or light fireworks, & don’t use fireworks near or on dry grass or vegetation.
For more information on the permitting processes and firework safety check out the fireworks section on our website!