Portland’s Little Diamond Island becomes Firewise

September 9, 2013

In late August, District Ranger Gregg Hesslein participated in Portland's annual "Island Community Tour" with Portland City Officials and members of the Portland Fire Department. He took the opportunity to recognize Little Diamond Island (LDI) for becoming Maine's sixth Firewise Community USA. The LDI Firewise Board President, Mr. David Inman, received a plaque and two metal signs. Ranger Hesslein also reminded residents that there are steps they can take to help reduce the risk of a wildfire near their homes. For more info, please view our award winning video entitled, "Defensible Space, it could save your home from a wildfire" at http://www.maine.gov/doc/mfs/fpd/pages/wui/wui.html