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MEDIA ADVISORY
                                                    
May 21, 2013

Media Wildfire Orientation offered in Seattle May 29
Fire shelter training required for media when approaching wildfire

OLYMPIA – A wildfire orientation will be held for all of Western Washington media on
May 29, 2013. 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 firelines 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 fireline), 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:

 

KING 5 Television Studios
333 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

 When:

 


May 29, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
or
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The parking lot across the street is available in the evening; otherwise, please park on the street.

Directions
From I-5 Northbound or Southbound:
Take exit 167 toward Seattle Center
Merge onto Mercer St
Turn left onto Westlake Ave N
Turn right onto Harrison St
Turn left onto Dexter Ave N
Destination will be on the 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 Manager, 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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