Fire preparedness workshop set for La Cueva

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By The Staff

A fire preparedness workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church in La Cueva.
The church is located on highway 126, a mile north of the intersection of N.M. 4 and 126
According to organizers, the Laboratory Emergency Management (EO-EM), Bradbury Science Museum, and IWSST are participating in the workshop.
The workshop will provide the public with tips they can use to reduce the risk of fire around their homes.
“We will have a variety of presenters such as La Cueva Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Wise Communities, American Red Cross, Sandoval County Sheriff, Santa Fe National Forest Service Jemez District, Animal Amigos, NM Disaster Relief and many more,” according to a press release put together by the organizers.
At the workshop, the public can:
• View a demonstration of Santa Fe National forest SimTable, three-dimensional model for wildfire and emergency response training
• Learn how to create defensible space areas around homes in the event of a fire
• See a display from LANL’s Bradbury Science Museum about its “Living With Wildfire” exhibit, share stories of evacuation, response, fear, loss or recovery and sign up to share stories
• Register phones and provide email contact information to receive emergency management notifications from Sandoval County.
• Check out the FireWise Communities <firewise.org> webpage for information on protecting home and personal property.
For more information, contact Eric Larson at 575-829-3181.