Speaker Program Explores Fire Topics

Amanda Monthei

The Jefferson County Historical Society has begun its First Friday Speaker Series, featuring presenters with regional knowledge of fire, fire safety, fire practices, fire ecology, and firefighting.

The series coincides with East Jefferson Fire Rescue’s 150th anniversary celebration in October. Upcoming talks will include these topics:

  • October: Wildland Firefighting, with Amanda Monthei.
  • November: Fire Prevention, with Jordan Pollack.
  • December: Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Fire Ecology and Management, with Dr. Ernesto Alvarado.

The 7 p.m. presentations will be livestreamed from program sponsor Northwest Maritime Center, where in-person attendance will be limited to 35, with proof of Covid vaccination required. For more information and program registration, see jchsmuseum.org/EducationPrograms/FirstFridaySpeakerSeries.html. Suggested donation for each talk is $10.