Ottawa County Prescribed Burn Association Informational Meetings Planned


MINNEAPOLIS, Kan. – The Central Kansas Extension District along with the Kansas Prescribed Fire Council (KPFC) will be holding two informational meetings on Prescribed Burn Associations. Andy Phelps, KPFC North Central Region Coordinator, will be facilitating the meetings. OT County PBA Flyer

Both sessions will focus on what a Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) is and how it works, grant funding for PBA’s, accessibility of equipment and resources, prescribed fire challenges and opportunities, and the importance of a Prescribed Burn Plan.

Associations are locally-driven, grassroots organizations and their members are part of the local communities. Landowners, grass managers, fire and other emergency personnel can all be a part of an association and are encouraged to attend these meetings.
The first meeting will be held at the Hedville Fire Station on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The second will be at the Wells Community Building on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Chili and cinnamon rolls will be served at both gatherings.

There is no cost to attend, but participants need to RSVP by the Wednesday prior (Jan 16 or 23) to either session. For more information or to pre-register, please call the CKD – Minneapolis Office at (785) 392-2147 or email

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