Grazing North Texas – Prescribed Burning- On My Ranch? – Part 2

By Tony Dean | tonydean.tx1@gmail.com

Almost all communities in North Texas are blessed to have a volunteer fire department near their area to help protect local residents. These firefighters described their job as to first protect the public from wildfire to prevent loss of life during a fire event. Their second priority is to protect property including homes, businesses, other farm and ranch property, and to protect livestock.

Three experienced area firefighters were asked recently to describe actions ranching families can take to lessen the danger and potential damage should a wildfire move across their property. Those interviewed included Mike Roberts, former long-time fire chief at Henrietta, Texas, and Jimmy Obermier, current Henrietta fire chief.

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