Fire Educators Reach Out in Alaska
For its third consecutive year, an interagency fire prevention and education group has sponsored an exhibit at the Alaska Forum on the Environment. This year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife coordinated staffing of the booth, making 138 contacts with 66 different public and private agencies and 61 communities from all over Alaska, the Yukon Territory in Canada, and Washington, D.C.
The 2010 Alaska Forum on the Environment was held at the Den'aia Convention Center in downtown Anchorage from February 8-11. The fire booth was staffed full-time by the Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group’s Prevention and Education Committee. Members of the committee provided fire information materials from their respective agencies and answered a wide variety of questions from the public on fire-related topics.
Last year, the interagency fire exhibit at the Alaska Forum on the Environment received visitors from 20 agencies and 40 different communities in Alaska, the Lower 48, and the Yukon Territory. Numerous public and private organizations attend the annual Forum.
Firefighter Sam Patten, Regional Fire Outreach Coordinator for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska, staffs the interagency fire exhibit at the Alaska Forum on the Environment. J. Reese, State of Alaska.
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