by Larry Gallegos, Public Information Specialist-Bernalillo County Public Information Department
Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson is calling on all East Mountain residents to attend the first East Mountain fire awareness meeting of the 2011 fire season.
The meeting will be held on Friday, March 25, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 1/2 Old Hwy. 66, in Tijeras.
“I encourage all East Mountain residents to come and see how Bernalillo County and other area agencies are preparing for this fire season and to learn how citizens can prepare themselves in case of a fire,” said Commissioner Johnson.
Representatives from the Bernalillo County Fire Department and Fire Marshal’s Office, the Office of Emergency Management, Animal Care Services, U.S. Forest Service and others will be on hand. Topics will include: preparing for a fire, developing evacuation plans for residents and their animals, weather patterns and fire behavior expected this year. There will be a question and answer period after the presentations from all the panelists.