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Instructions to fire wardens

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DEC 1      lj65
CIuCULAE No. 2. (1ST RSIsloN)          ATFUIkDIIU
STAT
OFFICE OF THE STATE FORESTER,
JUTLY, 1906.
Instructions to Fire Wardens.
Gentlemen:
In order that you may serve intelligently as fire wardens, the follow-
law Informaton it given to You regarding your duties and powerms with
quotations from the state forestry laws in relation to the same.
DUTIES OF FIRE WARDENS.
The duties of fire wardens are few and simple, being In the main as
follows:
Posting warning notices.
Attending to forest fres and reporting promptly when any occur.
Making a brief annual report.
Looking out for timber trespass on state lands.
POSTING WARNING NOTICES.
An ample supply of warning notices will be furnished at all times
and these should be posted early in the spring before the woods become
dangerously dry.
"Each town fire warden shall post or cause to be posted conspicuously
in
those parta of his town where amre are likely to occur, all notices furnished
him
for that purpose by the state forester, and he -ehall reeie .therefor compenva-
tion at the rate provided In section 9 of this act.'" leetiha 1b.),
ATTrnDING TO FOXOT Fns.
After hasing posted warning notices, fire wardens should keep a
shrp watch for forest fire, from early in the spring until snow falls,
and act promptly to check and extinguish the aM.
After a fire occurs, the town fire warden should, as soon as possible,
mail his report of the same to the state forester at Madison, using


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