March 30, 2015
The federal, state and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee have designated the Week of March 29 – April 4, 2015 as Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week.
The goal is encourage citizens to consciously take actions that reduce the risk of wildfires that have devastated communities across the Southwest in recent years. Each day of the week will have a different fire-prevention theme. Sandoval County will post information on each theme on its Facebook page throughout the week. County residents are encouraged to view this information and share it others. By doing this, we may be able to prevent some wildfires this season.
The daily themes for the week are listed below:
Sun, March 29 – Wildfire season is here. Prepare. Protect. Prevail. Get Fire Adapted now at fireadapted.org.
Mon, March 30 –Ready, Set, Go! Create a Wildfire Action Plan for Your Home. Learn more at wildlandfirersg.org.
Tues, April 31 – Maintain your spark arrestor and don’t run power equipment on windy days. Learn more at smokeybear.com.
Wed, April 1 – Never park your vehicle over dead grass, your catalytic converter can ignite the fuels and start a fire. Learn more at smokeybear.com.
Thurs, April 2 – If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave. Drown, stir, and repeat until it’s cold. Learn more at smokeybear.com.
Fri, April 3 – If fire danger is high, move items that will burn like wood piles, lawn chairs & grills away from your home. Learn more at firewise.org.
Sat, April 4 – Check your homeowners insurance to make sure you’re covered for wildfire and flood damage. Visit floodsmart.gov for more information.