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MEDIA ADVISORY
                                                    
June 4, 2012

Media Wildfire Orientation offered in Olympia June 12
Fire shelter training required for media when approaching wildfire

OLYMPIA – A wildfire orientation will be held for all of Western Washington media on
June 12, 2012. This orientation is to provide local media outlets with safe access to Department of Natural Resources wildfires, while complying with wildfire safety rules and standards. Course participants will receive a certification card that will allow access to fire lines when covering wildfire incidents.

Note: Media personnel without proof of completed fire shelter training may have their access restricted during a fire. Signed certificate should be obtained prior to this summer’s fire season.

This orientation will provide reporters and photographers with; information regarding local contacts, interagency media guidelines for wildfires, fire shelter training (required when visiting the fire line), and a wildfire press kit. Media personnel will be given a fire shelter test to demonstrate they can deploy a fire shelter in 25 seconds or less. Those who attend the training and pass the test will be given a signed card that will permit them to approach a fire line during the fire season. This certification card will save time during the fire season and prevent media personnel from delay in covering wildfires.

Where: 

 

Steilacoom Fire Station
8407 Steilacoom Road
Olympia, WA 98513
When:June 12, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Directions: 

 

 

 

  

 


 

Northbound:
Take Exit 111 for Marvin Road S toward Yelm
At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Quinault Dr NE, heading to Marvin Rd S/Yelm
Turn right onto WA-510 E/Marvin Rd NE
Go about a mile
Turn left onto Steilacoom Rd SE
Fire Station on right  Southbound

Southbound:
Take Exit 111 for Marvin Road S toward Yelm
Turn left on Marvin Road
Go about 1.5 miles
Turn left onto Steilacoom Rd SE
Fire Station on right 

RSVP via email to janet.pearce@dnr.wa.gov with the approximate number of attendees. For additional information, please contact Janet Pearce at (360) 902-1122.

Media Contact: Janet Pearce, Communications and Outreach, 360-902-1122, janet.pearce@dnr.wa.gov
 
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DNR Communications & Outreach Office
360-902-1016
dnrnews@dnr.wa.gov

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