The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) has a new wildfire reporting phone number to call in Mississippi:
Previously, numbers were broken down by geographic areas of the state. The new wildfire reporting number will allow people statewide to call one number to reach the Mississippi Forestry Commission’s Central Dispatch Center, which will dispatch the necessary wildfire suppression resources to the appropriate location.
“We are very excited to announce our new wildfire reporting number,” said Randy Giachelli, Fire Chief, Mississippi Forestry Commission. “Having one easy-to-remember phone number will streamline the wildfire reporting process for the public and our emergency management partners. The same number can also be used to obtain a burning permit anywhere in Mississippi.”
About the Mississippi Forestry Commission
Established in 1926, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC), protects the state’s valuable forest resources from wildfire, manages approximately 480,000 acres of forested School Trust Land, and delivers quality forest management services and assistance to both rural and urban landowners. Our mission is to provide active leadership in forest protection, forest management, forest inventory, and effective forest information distribution, necessary for Mississippi's sustainable forest-based economy. The MFC looks forward to the continued privilege of caring for Mississippi’s trees, forests, and natural resources. There are approximately 19.8 million forested acres in Mississippi. Mississippi's forestry and forest products industries have a $12.79 billion economic impact and employs almost 70,000 people. Forestry consistently ranks as the state’s second most valuable agricultural commodity, right behind the poultry industry.
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