Prescribed Fire Awareness Week In Florida, What You Should Know About Controlled Burns

By  //  January 30, 2017

burns are an essential, cost-effective tool

ABOVE VIDEO: The District 4 team out of Southwest Florida recently assisted on a prescribed burn at Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park. When dispatched to a park, the team brings specialized equipment and tools to help control the fire and manage fire breaks.

(FWC) – It’s Prescribed Fire Awareness Week in Florida.

Prescribed burning is an essential, cost-effective tool for restoring and maintaining the natural plant and animal communities in Florida’s Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system.

FWC biologists and land managers work closely with the Florida Forest Service to obtain a burn permit before beginning any controlled burns on Florida’s WMAs.

The prescribed fires are conducted by highly trained and professional staffers when weather conditions are suitable.

The Florida Park Service uses mobile teams to apply fire across the state.

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ABOVE VIDEO: Back in 2013, Brevard County Fire Rescue assisted U.S. Fish and Wildlife in a 29-acre prescribed burn at Coconut Point Sanctuary.