4-H instructor gives out free chain covers for fire season

Smoke (Shelby Reilly/KTVL)

Fire season is here and community members are stepping up to help prevent fires in any way they can.

Ruth Dixon, Curry County 4-H Educational Assistant under Oregon State University's extension program, received covers for chains at a training she went to. The covers are used for chains you may use to attach to your vehicle to haul different things.

“At this training, they provided me with a set of the chain covers and they said if you go on a gravel bar, if you go up over a curb you could actually throw a spark with your chains and these covers will prevent that from happening,” Dixon said.

One small spark from the chains could cause a fire. Especially during the hot and dry weather.

Dixon decided that she wanted this to be a teaching moment for everyone and help prevent fires in any way she can.

“I found some donated chain from one of our local nonprofits and had one of my 4-H youth cut them into links and we decided that we will give them away at the various events that we go to.” Dixon said.

Dixon said she made a post on Facebook offering the free chain covers to the community and she received over 200 likes and comments.

“It’s just a way for Curry County 4-H to show that we’re being a little more prepared in case of wildfires,” Dixon said.

She says that donations to 4-H are appreciated but are not required if you would like chain covers.

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