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Aviation Has Critical Wildfire Prevention Role

'Only You Can Prevent Wildfires' - Smokey Bear


Photo Courtesy Minnesota DNR Division of Forestry

This Quest Kodiak 100 is one of several aerial assets used by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Division of Forestry to fight wildfires.

Smokey Bear's campaign started on Aug. 9, 1944 and is the longest running public service advertisement in U.S. history. Fire safety is just as important today as it was during World War II.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Division of Forestry has all kinds of support for fire prevention. Brochures and other reading materials are available plus DNR Forestry sponsors education events and seminars.

DNR Forestry provides wildfire protection on nearly 17 million acres of Minnesota's forest land, manages the use of prescribed fire, and actively prevents wildfires and wildfire-rel...

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