Choctaw County firewise event set for Nov. 29

From press reports

“How to have a firewise home” workshop will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Pap’s Place in Ackerman, Mississippi. The meeting will start at 5:30 PM p.m. and end at 8:45 p.m.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide participants tools to assess fire risks in around their homes and communities.The workshop encourages sound land-use planning, creative mitigation and supportive community infrastructure to reduce the occurrence of fire losses. The workshop will help you understand howto prevent home ignitions through fire-resistant vegetation for landscaping purposes and fire-resistant building designs.

Homeowners, Realtors, Developers, Emergency Managers, Insurance Agents, Volunteer and Paid Fire Fighters, Registered Foresters, Professional Logging Managers, Forest Landowners and Elected Officials are encouraged to attend.

Registered Foresters, Professional Logging Mangers, Realtors, Volunteer and Paid Fire Fighters can earn Continuing Education Credits for attending this workshop.

The workshop is being sponsored by the Choctaw County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Northeast MS RC&D Council. The program will be presented and funded by the Mississippi Forestry Commission through a National Fire Plan grant.

A meal will be provided at the workshop. Pre-registration is required to attend. Please call the Choctaw

County Soil & Water Conservation District Office at 662.285.6398 ext. 3 for more information if you would like to register for the workshop.