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Wildfire Awareness Day at Mormon Station State Historic Park

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Parks-logo2NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION & NATURAL RESOURCES NEWS RELEASE GENOA – Spend the day learning about the steps you can take to protect your home and family from wildfire. Learn about “Living with Fire,” how to “Reduce the Fuel and Reduce the Risk,” about “Fire Hurts, Red Cross Helps,” and other fire safety programs. Representatives from emergency response agencies and organizations will be distributing free information and speaking with the public. Several different types of emergency response vehicles will be on-site, including engines, water trucks, brush trucks, jeeps and more. Children will enjoy interactive games, the Ember House, learning to evacuate a building in the Smoke Trailer and a photo opportunity with Smokey Bear and Sparky the fire dog. Visitors will also have the chance to see the rescue dogs used by Douglas County Search and Rescue.

WHEN: Saturday, May 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Mormon Station State Historic Park, in Genoa, is 20 minutes from Carson City, via U.S Highway 395, and 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe, via state Route 207 and Foothill Road. Genoa is approximately one hour south of Reno via U.S. Highway 395.

WHO: This event is sponsored by the East Fork Fire and Paramedic Districts, the Living with Fire Program, the Nevada Division of Forestry, the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, the Citizens Emergency Response Team, the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department, the Red Cross, and Douglas County Search and Rescue.

COST: The event is free and is open to the public. Please leave pets at home.

MORE: Be sure to visit the log cabin museum to discover early Nevada history. Museum admission is $1 for adults; children 12 and under are free.

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