ELKO, Nev. – Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Engine Captain Reggie Jarvis is presenting “Meet a Wildland Firefighter” Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m.
Jarvis will talk about the tools he and his fellow firefighters use to fight wildland fires at this family-friendly, free program. There will be a BLM fire engine for some hands-on learning as well as tips to take home on fire safety.
The following weekend on Saturday, March 15, Jarvis will present “Wildland Firefighter: The Rest of the Story.” This presentation will focus on protecting, preserving and restoring range land. After learning the tools of the trade, attendees will learn how those tools are applied before and after the fire. Topics include prevention, emergency stabilization and rehabilitation.
Both programs are at 2 p.m.
The California Trail Interpretive Center is eight miles west of Elko on I-80, Hunter exit 292. The Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visit www.californiatrailcenter.org or www.blm.gov/cv5c or call (775) 738-1849 for more information.
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