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MEDIA ADVISORY

May 29, 2013
                                                                                                                                        
Commissioner and Governor prepare for fire season
Annual test insures safety for elected officials while visiting fires this summer

OLYMPIA – Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark will welcome Governor Jay Inslee as they both take the State Firefighters’ Work Capacity Test in anticipation of this year’s fire season.

The test includes a timed walking test and successful deployment of a fire shelter. This test is required each year for all individuals who will be approaching a wildfire.

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When:June 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where:Capitol Lake, Olympia, Washington

Directions from I-5:  Location Changed to Capitol Lake area

  • From I-5, headed either direction, take the 105 exit toward the Port of Olympia.
  • Merge onto Plum Street and turn left at the third light onto Legion Way.
  • Follow Legion Way to the stop sign as its end.
  • Turn left onto Water Street.
  • Waterstreet Café and Bar is on your left and the park is on your right.

Media Contact: Janet Pearce, Communications Manager, 360-902-1122, janet.pearce@dnr.wa.gov  

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