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2011-03-15 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach of spring and the increased risk of forest and brush fires across the state, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today announced federal grants are available to help Pennsylvania's rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas. "Warming temperatures, sunny days and strong winds quickly usher in wildfire dangers that emphasize the need to...

2009-02-23 14:09:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that almost $560,000 in federal grant funds are available once again to help Pennsylvania's rural communities better guard against fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas. "One only has to look back a few weeks to the deadly brush fires in Australia to understand and appreciate the value of having well-trained, well-equipped local firefighting forces in rural areas," said Governor...


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