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