Large historic fires have served as wake-up calls to County residents on the importance of being prepared for wildfires. New Mexico typically experiences drought year-round that can increase the danger of wildfires. For a checklist of wildfire preparedness and prevention steps you can take, visit ready.gov
Here are some things you can do to make your home defensible:
For more information on wildfire preparedness: contact the Los Alamos Fire Department (505-662-8301) or the local U.S. Forest Service office (505-667-5120). You can also visit www.firewise.org. To read a summary of lessons learned from the Cerro Grande Fire of 2000, click the link in the right sidebar or contact the County Office of Emergency Management at 505-662-8283.
Cerro Grande: Lessons Learned(PDF, 93KB)
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Los Almos Fire Department Wildland Division