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Fire Muster Provides Wealth Of Information To Residents

Columbia, CA — Some Tuolumne County residents feel much more confident about fire prevention after attending the 47th Annual Fire Muster on Saturday.

The public was able to meet and talk with firefighters, learn how to report working fires, tour patrol units and much more at the six hour event.

Mike Noonan with CDF was there educating residents on Measure P, which is a county wide, half cent sales tax increase that would be dedicated to the Tuolumne County Fire Departments and the Sheriff and Probation Departments.

When it came to the kids, they were eager to learn about fire prevention with their pal Smokey Bear.

Fire officials also educated residents on how to familiarize their families with facts related to fire extinguishers and their use.

The Red Cross was also in attendance with their Emergency Communication truck, which has the capability to access the internet and set up lines of communication during a power outage and disaster.

The event was held at Historic Columbia State Park and was put on by the USDA Forest Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Tuolumne County Fire, USDI Bureau of Land Management, Tuolumne Me-Wuk Rancheria Tribal Fire Department, and the Columbia Fire Protection District.

More prevention information can be found on MyMotherLode.com´s Fire Page

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh