Escambia County Fire-Rescue

Controlled Burns
4:44 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Forest Service Plans Controlled Burns In NWFL


As we head towards spring and the dry season in northwest Florida, controlled burns are being conducted in certain areas to lessen the chance of wildfires. Officials say that for now, local residents need to leave the burning to the pros.

One controlled burn was set to begin Tuesday in the Jones Swamp Preserve, by the Escambia County Natural Resources Conservation Division. But high winds forced a postponement.  Jones Swamp was the scene of a large-scale wildfire in 2011, which covered much of Escambia County in thick smoke and put several homes in danger.

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Keep the Wreath Green
1:00 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

Keep the Wreath Green

Beginning Sunday, Dec. 1st, Escambia County Fire Rescue and the City of Pensacola are again teaming up for the 10th annual “Keep the Wreath Green” holiday fire safety campaign.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, about 400 lives and lost and more than 16 hundred people injured in holiday fires each year. Damages total around a billion dollars.

Through “Keep the Wreath Green,” Lt. Daniel Akerman at Escambia Fire-Rescue says their goal each holiday season, is putting off as long as possible what appears to be the inevitable.

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