Scenes From 2019 LAFD Wildfire Days At Pond

Terry Beery, a PEEC volunteer, helps a group of young children ‘build’ a healthy forest. She explains that trees need to be spaced apart rather than clumped together, which can increase the danger for wildfires. PEEC was among many organizations that participated in Wildfire Day, which the Los Alamos Fire Department held in collaboration with the Elks Lodge #2083 annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

From left, Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighters Shane Grano, Joseph Baca, Jaden Eads and Colorado Cordova host a booth about fire mitigation during Wildfire Day Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

It is a family affair at the Southwest Fire Defense booth at Wildfire Day, from left, Vanessa, Kathy, Amanda and Daniel Martinez holding Adriano Ulibarri. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

New Mexico Stumpgrinders owners Aaron McNiff, left, and Ryan McNiff along with Elizabeth McNiff. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Wildfire Day participants check out the helicopter operated by the Helitack program. Helitack is an interagency initiative between the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Park Service. The program assists with fighting wildfires with a helicopter. It transports firefighters to the ground and uses a bucket to deliver material to help keep fires small or catch them small. The helitack program is at Technical Area 49. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Lucy Padilla with the Helitack program discusses the helicopter with the public. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

LaDonna Aguilar assists at the Los Alamos Police Department booth with Ofc. Roberto Lujan, left, and Augustus L’esperance. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/