Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 29 – April 4, 2020

The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Wildland Fire Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 29 – April 4, 2020. This year’s theme is “When wildfire strikes will you be ready?”  The messaging of the week provides actions individuals can take to prevent […]

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Stay up to date with wildfires near you!

As we enter our fire season in NM, you’ll want the latest information on wildfires, especially those nearby.  Here are some ways to stay in the loop! Follow us here, on Facebook.com/nmfireinfo, or @NMFireInfo. Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov./ Sign up at https://wildfiresnearme.wfmrda.com/ To learn more go to our Information page.

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals!

Make it your goal to extinguish hot coals. If your campfire is too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Drown, stir and repeat until cold! #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek #SmokeyBear From Smokey Bear: How to maintain and extinguish your campfire From the U.S. Forest Service: How to Start and Put Out a Campfire  

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Safe target shooting to prevent wildfires!

Set your sights on safe target shooting!  Exploding targets and some types of ammunition can cause wildfires.  Learn more from the exploding targets and rifle bullet studies by the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.   #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: After a wildfire

Events after a wildfire can be as damaging or more than from the fire itself.  A fire-adapted community is a more resilient community. https://www.afterwildfirenm.org//  #NMFire #WildfireSafety #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Prevent wildfires when welding, grinding or cutting metal

Be prepared and stay alert for fire when welding, grinding, or cutting metal.  Tips: Avoid hot, dry and windy days, be prepared with water, shovel and fire extinguisher, assign someone as a fire watch, use a welding blanket or other spark barrier.  One less spark, one less wildfire! https://nmfireinfo.com/links/outdoor-fire-safety/one-less-spark/ #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Join your Fire Adapted Community Learning Network!

Wildfire has no boundaries. Join your Fire Adapted Community Learning Network, help protect your home, family and community. https://facnm.org/join-the-network  #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Explore all the resources and connections you can make on https://facnm.org/!

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Maintain spark arrestors on small equipment and prevent wildfires!

Maintain spark arrestors on chainsaws, generators, and other small equipment. One less spark, one less wildfire! Info about spark arrestors.  #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek  https://goo.gl/kCkMQH  

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: 7 ways to reduce your wildfire risk in 1 day!

From Firewise, here are seven ways to reduce your wildfire risk in just one day! Plan a project this weekend. Little things can make a big difference!  https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Wildfire-safety-tips  #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek About Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Learn before you burn waste and debris!

Learn before you burn waste and debris. Backyard Debris Burning Safety. Check weather http://www.weather.gov & local regulations. Only burn natural materials & vegetation. Look up, down, and around for a clear area. Don’t walk away until it’s out cold! #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek About Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Does your community have a wildfire protection plan?

Do you know whether your community or county has a wildfire protection plan?To find out, visit NM State Forestry at https://bit.ly/391mA3z and become involved! #WildfireSafety #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Check for fire restrictions before you go

Hot and dry outside? There may be fire restrictions in place. Check  fire information and restrictions at NMFireInfo.com, @NMFireInfo, Firerestrictions.us/nm/, or call 877-864-6985.  #NMFire #PreventWildfires #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020  

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EMNRD Forestry Division & Interagency Partners Recognize Wildfire Awareness Week & Commitment to Readiness During COVID-19 Pandemic

Santa Fe, NM – The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s (EMNRD’s) Forestry Division (State Forestry) and interagency partners with the Southwest Coordination Center are recognizing March 29 through April 4, 2020 as Wildfire Awareness Week in New Mexico.  Protocols are being implemented to ensure the highest degree of readiness and safety for firefighters and […]

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Would your home survive a wildfire?

Showers of embers ahead of a wildfire can burn homes down. Protect your home from wildfire by removing leaves and pine needles from your roof, gutters & deck. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3a0htk8, https://nmfireinfo.com/information/ #NMFire #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week 2020

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: Prevent wildfires with a pre-trip vehicle check

Prevent wildfires with a pre-trip check of your vehicle.  Check tire pressure and ensure chains or other items aren’t dragging.  Regular maintenance is essential! One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire. Learn more at: https://goo.gl/kCkMQH #PreventWildfires #NMFire #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: When wildfire strikes will you be ready?

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Wildfire Awareness Week 2020: When wildfire strikes will you be ready?

When wildfire strikes will you be ready?  Make a plan to evacuate your family and pets. See the NM Ready, Set, Go! Guide. #NMFire #WildfireSafety #ReadySetGoNM #SouthwestWildfireAwarenessWeek

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SFNF Temporarily Suspends Prescribed Burning During COVID-19 Outbreak

SANTA FE, NM – March 20, 2020 – The Santa Fe National Forest today announced that all planned prescribed burns have been postponed until further notice. Potential smoke impacts to the public are always considered in prescribed fire and wildfire management. The decision to postpone ignitions will: prevent any effects from smoke that might further […]

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BLM to conduct prescribed fire in Cibola County

Between March 19 – April 30, the Bureau of Land Management Rio Puerco Field Office will conduct the Chain of Craters prescribed burn in the El Malpais National Conservation Area, weather permitting.  The burn will be conducted in several phases during this timeframe and consists of approximately 2,500 acres of ponderosa pine, piñon and juniper. […]

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REMINDER: Pile Burns Planned for Hyde Memorial State Park March 9-14, 2020   

The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Forestry Division would like to remind you of a planned prescribed pile burn scheduled for next week (March 9-14, 2020) at Hyde Memorial State Park in Santa Fe. Smoke-sensitive individuals, including those with respiratory issues or heart disease, are advised to protect their health and limit outdoor exposure […]

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SFNF Plans La Presa Prescribed Fire on Coyote District

SANTA FE, NM – March 6, 2020 – Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to conduct the La Presa prescribed fire on Mesa los Indios as early as March 19. The decision to proceed will depend on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, […]

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