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MEDIA ADVISORY
                                                    
April 28, 2014

Media wildfire orientation offered in Seattle on May 6

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a wildfire orientation for all of Western Washington media on May 6, 2014. This orientation is to provide local media outlets with the safety training required to access wildfires under DNR’s jurisdiction. 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.

Reporters and photographers that participate in the orientation will receive information regarding local contacts, interagency media guidelines for wildfires, fire shelter training (required prior to visiting a fireline), and a wildfire press kit. Media personnel will be given a fire shelter test to demonstrate that they can deploy a fire shelter in 25 seconds or less.

 Where:

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

 When:

May 6, 2014 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 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 Street
Turn left onto Westlake Ave N
Turn right onto Harrison Street
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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