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FEPP Success Stories - Georgia

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Georgia Forestry Commission


The Georgia Forestry Commission has converted 15 FEPP "Water Buffaloes" (400 gallon trailer, tank; NSN 2330-01-108-7367) for use as Mop-up water sources. They were used a lot on a very recent fire in McIntosh County on the Georgia coast. The Blount's Pasture Fire burned 3500 acres just north of the town of Darien,  endangering 100's of homes, some in a National Historic Area. Thankfully no homes were lost, only a few outbuildings and an old skating rink being used as a community center. The picture features one of the converted water buffaloes.

Photo of one of the fifteen FEPP converted Water Buffaloes that were used to Mop-up water sources on a fire in McIntosh county.

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