Smokey the Bear Visits Wildfire 2013 Event at Fuller Lodge

Smokey the Bear greets guests at the Wildfire 2013 event at Fuller Lodgen Saturday. Photo by Karen Kendall/

Staff report

Community members turned out for Saturday’s Wildfire 2013 event at Fuller Lodge.

The Los Alamos Fire Department sponsored the annual event in partnership with several local agencies including the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Emergency Management, Interagency Wildfire Management Team and National Weather Service.

The purpose of the event was to educate the public about living with fire and provided an opportunity for citizens to register their cell phone and e-mail addresses with Los Alamos County Emergency Management to receive emergency notifications.

Ranger Chris Judson provides information about hiking and camping at Bandelier National Monument this summer. Photo by Karen Kendall/

Interagency Wildfire Management volunteer Steve Shaw and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider hand out fire hats and discuss how to create a FireWise community and set up defensable space around local homes. Photo by Karen Kendall/

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Interagency Operations Mobile Command Unit was available for touring Saturday outside Fuller Lodge during the Wildfire 2013 event. Photo by Karen Kendall/



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