On today’s episode of The County Seat, host Terry Wood takes a look at fires, and how they affect county governments. This season is one of the most volatile for fires on record, and there’s still not quite an end in sight. In our first segment, Dan Pope has a report to fill you in on the background of this important issue.
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To wrap up today’s discussion, the panel talks about what steps you can take to keep yourself safe from a potential fire near your home. There are many ways you can mitigate the problems posed by fires threatening your home.
Continuing the discussion, the panel talks about the costs of fighting these fires across the state. How do the different agencies work together with resources and cost-sharing? We’ll find out in this segment.
In the first segment of our round table discussion, host Terry Wood sits down from representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, Salt Lake County Unified Fire, and the State Fire Marshall to discuss this season of high fire activity. What are the agencies seeing this year, and how are they planning to fight the problem this summer?
Our discussion today has been about wilderness in the state of Utah and really around the west. We wanted to wind down our discussion by talking about how communities deal with the problem.