LAFD Unveils Fire Prevention Education Trailer

LAFD’s Fire Prevention Education Truck and Trailer get new looks. Courtesy/LAFD

LAFD’s Fire Prevention Education Truck and Trailer get new looks. Courtesy/LAFD

LAFD News:

Los Alamos County Fire Department (LAFD) is proud to unveil the new look of the Fire Prevention Education Trailer. The 24-foot trailer is an educational tool used throughout Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico to educate children on the importance of fire safety and steps that can be taken in case of an emergency.

The LAFD will have the trailer on display for the community to see Saturday May 7 at the Los Alamos Health & Wellness Day set to take place at Los Alamos High School 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be a fun-filled event for the entire family. Events set to take place include a bicycle rodeo and helmet fitting, blood pressure screenings, Project Heart Start, Health & Safety Symposium and so much more.

At the request of retired Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, plans started in late 2015 to have the graphics and images redone on the trailer in an effort to enhance fire safety awareness as well as to promote the services of LAFD. Driver Engineer Joseph Romero and Firefighter Eric Gallegos took to planning and developing a theme for the new image of the trailer.

After some research, the department partnered with Suffolk County in Yaphank New York and acquired the new artwork for the trailer. Suffolk County purchased these images through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program available through the Department of Homeland Security. Graphics were created by Marvel Artist Ty Baze.

Contact LAFD at 505.662.8301 for more information on the Prevention Trailer or to schedule an educational event for your organization or to get further information about the Health & Safety Day scheduled for Saturday, May 8.