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News Release
Media Availability: Let's talk defensible space - 09/18/23

SALEM, Ore. – Every year, communities across Oregon are impacted by wildfire. The Oregon State Fire Marshal wants to help all home and property owners be better protected against wildfire. The OSFM is hosting media availabilities around the state to talk about defensible space: what to do and where to start. The agency is offering free defensible space assessments.  

Assistant Chief Deputy Chad Hawkins and Defensible Space Program Coordinator Leslie Neu will be available for interviews and to show defensible space best practices with interested media partners.  

Wednesday, September 20 
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  

To schedule an interview, please email osfm.publicaffairs@osfm.oregon.gov.

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