Public Safety

LAHS Student Directs Robot To Douse Butts

Los Alamos High School junior Isaiah Lang took a moment to assist in prevention efforts at LAHS to drown out tobacco as part of National Kick Butts Day last Wednesday. Lang has advanced to participate in the upcoming state competition with his firefighter robot. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen 

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2014 Pino Fire Recognized For Innovative Strategy, Ecosystem Benefits

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Southwest Fire Science Consortium named the Pino Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest the 2014 “Incident of the Year” for lightning-caused fire in the Southwest. 
 
The 4,313-acre Pino Fire was cited for the innovative suppression strategy that focused on long-term benefits to the landscape and ecosystem.
 
The Southwest Fire Science Consortium said the Pino Fire stood out for several reasons, including its proximity to neighborhoods and smoke impact on Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The Incident Management Team was recognized

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‘Wildfire 2015’ At Fuller Lodge Saturday April 4

LAFD News:

As wildfire season begins, residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2015” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4 in Fuller Lodge.

The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Fire Department, in partnership with several local agencies:

  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos County Emergency Management
  • Interagency Wildfire Management Team

Displays and information include:

  • An opportunity to register your cell phone and e-mail addresses with Los Alamos County Emergency Management

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National Work Zone Awareness Week Highlights Start Of Annual Construction Season

Slow down in construction zones. Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – Expect the unexpected when driving through work zones.

This week marks National Work Zone Awareness Week, the annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones and construction sites.

The theme for National Work Zone Awareness Week 2015 (March 23-27) is “Expect the Unexpected.”

This was the original theme used 15 years ago when the national event was created by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Traffic Safety Services


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Udall Warns About Scam Targeting Taxpayers

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

STATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall warned consumers about a phone scam targeting thousands of taxpayers in New Mexico and throughout the country, and encouraged taxpayers to exercise caution when providing personal information solicited over the phone or online. 

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), criminals are targeting taxpayers throughout the country with an aggressive and sophisticated impersonation scam. Callers claim to be IRS employees, often using fake names and caller ID that may make it appear as though their call


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