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.
Bozeman – May 20 at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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
10:45 Fire Information, Getting out on the Fireline,
One Less Spark Campaign
11:15 Demo – Basic Fire Behavior
Pack and equipment
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.