As wildfire season begins, residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2013” set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30 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; and
- National Weather Service.
Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog will be on hand to greet children. Other displays and information include:
- · Sand table demonstration of the 2011 Las Conchas Fire presented by LANL Emergency Management;
- An opportunity to register your cell phone and e-mail addresses with Los Alamos County Emergency Management for emergency notifications from the County;
- Information on Defensible Space, Fire Wise and Ready, Set, Go! Programs – learn how to make your home defendable in the event of a wildfire;
- Information from Bandelier, USFS and the Valles Calderas National Preserve on what is accessible and plans for the upcoming months for hiking, camping, and activities in their respective areas;
- Learn about fire weather from the National Weather Service;
- View photos of the Las Conchas Fire, courtesy of the Los Alamos Historical Society;
- Learn about the new participatory exhibit Living with Wildfire as presented by the Bradbury Science Museum. The exhibit has a recording booth where you’ll be able to tell your personal wildfire story, and listen to stories told by others – both at the Museum and on the Museum’s website; and
- Fire-fighting apparatus on public display with LAFD crews.