Wildfire 2013 Event Set for March 30


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.





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