South Carolina Forestry Commission
News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2008

NO “SUMMER VACATION” FROM FORESTRY COMMISSION FIREFIGHTING

(Columbia,SC)–Although South Carolina’s traditional wildfire season (late winter/early spring) is over, dangerous conditions persist and Forestry Commission firefighters are poised for continued wildfire activity despite rising fuel costs and budget cuts.  The agency is encouraging all SC residents to remember the potential for a wildfire to occur.  Here are a few examples of summer’s affects on SCFC operations:

 The SC Forestry Commission is also fulfilling requests for firefighters and equipment from other states.  Texas, North Carolina and Florida are each being assisted by the South Carolina Forestry Commission.

 

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The SC Forestry Commission’s mission is to protect and develop South Carolina’s forest resource.  For every $1.00 invested by SC in the Commission, the industry produces about $1,000.00 of economic impact.

 

 

 

For more information, contact Scott Hawkins, 803-896-8820

 

 

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