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Fire Safety: Preventing Wildfires, Dry Weather, Campfires, Brush Burns, Fireworks and More


We’ll discuss fire hazards and safety measures to be aware of this season, including dealing with Fourth of July fireworks. We’ll also talk about how people’s behavior during the pandemic has contributed to a rise in wildfires, as well as the impacts of the abnormally dry season that Maine has been experiencing.



Joseph Thomas, Maine State Fire Marshal

Patty Cormier, director, Maine Forest Service, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry



Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.