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May 14, 2013
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Wildfire Awareness Day to take place in Genoa

Wildfire Awareness Day will be held Saturday at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa.

The event aims to teach families how to protect their home and themselves from wildfire. Safety programs will include “Living with Fire,” how to “Reduce the Fuel and Reduce the Risk” and “Fire Hurts, Red Cross Helps.” Representatives from emergency response agencies and organizations will provide free information and speak with the public. Several different types of emergency response vehicles — including engines, water trucks, brush trucks and jeeps — will be on site. Children will have an opportunity to play interactive games, learn to evacuate a building in the Smoke Trailer and take a photo with Smokey Bear and Sparky the fire dog. Visitors will also have the chance to see the rescue dogs used by Douglas County Search and Rescue.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park. Pets are not allowed.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 14, 2013 12:46AM Published May 29, 2013 10:26AM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.