Fire Media Day – May 20

FireMediaDay

Interagency Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—May 8, 2015

Media Contacts: Mariah Leuschen, 406-548-1174

Leona Rodreick, 406-683-3984

 

Fire Media Day

Bozeman, May 20

 

Who:                                       Federal, State and Local firefighting managers from the Custer Gallatin National Forest, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Yellowstone National Park, Billings and Dillon Bureau of Land Management Field Offices, Montana Department of Natural Resources, the National Weather Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs Crow Agency Fire & Aviation and Gallatin County Emergency Management are working together to host the 2015 Interagency Fire Media Day.

 

What:                          Interagency Media Day focused on the upcoming 2015 Fire Season

preparations, including how agencies are getting ready for fire season in

May and June, what seasonal predictions look like and what crews are

doing to train and prepare for this year’s season.

 

 

When:            

Bozeman – May 20 at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Where:           

                        Bozeman: Bozeman Ranger District, Back Conference room

(3710 Fallon Street, Bozeman, MT 59718)

 

Working Agenda:      9:00     Welcome and Introductions

9:10     National Weather Service Seasonal Outlook

10:15   Landscape and Agencies, Fire Management

10:30   Break

10:45   Fire Information, Getting out on the Fireline,
One Less Spark Campaign

UAS/Drones

11:15   Demo – Basic Fire Behavior

Firefighting Gear

Tools

Pack and equipment

Shelter

12:00   Open Interviews

 

Why:              Learn and ask questions about the upcoming fire season, how

each agency prepares and works together, along with what reporters need before being escorted on the fire line.

 

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