Wildfire season info event set for March 30

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As wildfire season begins, residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2013” from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30 in Fuller Lodge. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Fire Department, in partnership with several local agencies.
Displays and information include:
• Sand table demonstration of the 2011 Las Conchas Fire presented by LANL Emergency Management
• An opportunity to register cell phone and email 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. • Fire-fighting apparatus on public display with LAFD crews
In addition, Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog will be on hand to greet children,