Fire Prevention and Awareness Day at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Saturday, July 28

2012 07 20 Smokey Photo 300x225 Fire Prevention and Awareness Day at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Saturday, July 28GENOA, Nev. –   On Saturday, July 28, learn how to keep your family and property safe from the threat of fire.  Representatives from the East Fork Fire and Paramedic District, the Nevada Division of Forestry, the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, the Citizens Emergency Response Team, the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department, and Douglas County Search and Rescue will distribute free information.  Learn about “Living with Fire” and other fire safe programs.  Many different types of emergency response vehicles will be on site including engines, water trucks, brush trucks, jeeps, and more.  Meet and talk with local firefighters and other emergency responders.  Kids can visit Smokey Bear and sit in some of the vehicles.

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Mormon Station State Historic Park, in Genoa , a 20 minute drive from Carson City, via U.S Highway 395, and 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe, via state Route 207 and Foothill Road. Genoa is approximately a one hour drive south of Reno via U.S. Highway.

WHO: This event is open to the public.  The event is hosted by Nevada State Parks. No pets.

COST: This is a free event

 CONTACT: For more information, please contact the park at 775-782-2590.

MORE:  Visit the log-cabin museum to discover early Nevada history.  Museum admission is $1 for adults; children 12 and under are free.

2012Fire Truck 150x150 Fire Prevention and Awareness Day at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Saturday, July 28The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 24 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada.