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'Wildfire 2013' set for Saturday

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As wildfire season begins, residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2013” on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 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
• 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
• Firefighting apparatus on public display with LAFD crews
In addition, Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog will be on hand to greet children.