Wildfire 2014 – Coming to Fuller Lodge April 19

Sparky the Fire Dog. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

As wildfire season begins, residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2014” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 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
  • National Weather Service
  • Interagency Wildfire Management Team

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
  • Fire-fighting apparatus, such as personal protective equipment used by firefighters in the field, will be on public display with LAFD crews demonstrating its use

In addition, Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog will be on hand to greet children.

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