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Mullen Serves on IWT Panel

Franklin County OEM/FS Coordinator served as a guest panelist for the 2019 Arkansas Integrated Warning System’s Workshop.  The topic of this year’s workshop was Severe Weather Drought Conditions. Mullen (second from right) represented local emergency management while other panel members were from the Arkansas Forestry Commission, National Parks Service, National Weather Service, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, United States Forest Service and news media.  Mullen responded to several questions about burn bans; preparation for and response to enhanced wildland fire behavior;  hot weather search and rescue activity; use of broadcast media and social media to inform the public; impacts on agriculture; and, others.  About 75 persons from  Arkansas and Louisiana attended the workshop which was held on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas.

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