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Pennsylvania distributes wildfire funds on Smokey Bear anniversary

A giant Smokey Bear statue greets children at and open house at Fire Station One in Kinston, N.C. The icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S., was born on Aug. 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear would be the symbol for a fire prevention campaign.

Seven volunteer fire departments in Westmoreland County are among recipients of state grants for wildfire equipment and training.

Source: The Tribune-Review

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