Fire in your Neighborhood, Simtable fire modeling
Nov
13
3:00 PM15:00

Fire in your Neighborhood, Simtable fire modeling

  • City of Santa Fe Office of Emergency Management (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Simtable presented by the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition and Villages of Santa Fe

How does fire spread? How vulnerable is my neighborhood? Simtable creates wildfire simulations to show how fire spreads through communities. The topography of Santa Fe is projected onto a simulation table and the sand is contoured to match Santa Fe’s mountains, arroyos, and rolling hills. Wind speed and direction are factored in plus the available fuel and then fire AND, although fire might not be your concern, air quality might, so what is your evacuation plan?

Focus Communities

At the times listed below we will focus on certain communities and project their area on the Simtable.

Please feel free to come to any session. At 6:00 we will have a session open to anyone and will decide where to do the fire simulation based on who is in attendance.

  • 3:00 – Highway 14, Ranch Allegre

  • 3:45 - Eastside

  • 4:30 - 599 Corridor

  • 5:15 -  Eldorado

  • 6:00  - General Public

Videos and more information:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-Pn-aV5DtE 

http://www.simtable.com/emergency-management/fire/

This event will take place of our November Fireshed Ambassador meeting. Regular meetings will resume in January.

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Fireshed Ambassador Toolkit Rollout
Sep
11
5:30 PM17:30

Fireshed Ambassador Toolkit Rollout

  • CITY OF SANTA FE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’ll present our new Fireshed ambassador toolkit that will provide you all of the tools that you need to effectively prepare your community for wildfire.

Being an ambassador can take many forms and this toolkit will help you find ways to use your skills and interests in the time you have to promote fire preparedness.

Hope to see you there!

Location:

CITY OF SANTA FE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

1600 St Michael's Drive Bldg #2 - Public Safety Building, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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Fire Ecology of Santa Fe and Bi-Monthly Ambassador Meeting
Jul
10
5:30 PM17:30

Fire Ecology of Santa Fe and Bi-Monthly Ambassador Meeting

  • City of Santa Fe Department of Emergency Management (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join us for our bi-Monthly Fireshed Ambassador Meeting.

We’ll talk about how you can spread the message of wildfire preparation to your community.

Sam Berry, a project coordinator and prescribed fire practitioner from the Forest Stewards Guild will discuss the fire ecology of the Santa Fe area and how fire would naturally function. A key part of adapting your community to wildfire is understanding how wildfire is crucial to the forest we know and love here in Santa Fe, and how we can anticipate wildfire to play a role here.

Hope to see you there!

CITY OF SANTA FE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

1600 St Michael's Drive Bldg #2 - Public Safety Building, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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Recap from Wildfire Prep Day, Potluck, and Bi-Monthly  Ambassador Meeting
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Recap from Wildfire Prep Day, Potluck, and Bi-Monthly Ambassador Meeting

  • City of Santa Fe Department of Emergency Management (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Recap from Wildfire Prep Day and Potluck!

May 8th, 2019
5:30 PM

Santa Fe Department of Emergency Management Building
Midtown Campus
1600 St. Michael's Dr
Public Safety Building 2

Come celebrate our success from wildfire prep day and plan for the rest of the year!


Pizza provided, bring potluck items if you'd like. 

Agenda

  • Recap Wildfire Prep Day Events

    • Hear from ambassadors and others who hosted events 

    • Plan ahead for more events this summer

  • Thoughts from the national Fire Adapted Communities meeting in Ashland, OR

  • Ambassador Recruitment and building the program



For more information visit the Ambassador Toolkit page here.

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Wildfire Preparedness Day
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Wildfire Preparedness Day

Wildfire Preparedness Day -May 4th 2019

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is an annual campaign that encourages people to come together on a single day to take action to reduce their wildfire risk. As an ambassador organizing an event in your community is a strong step to take toward making your neighborhood more fire adapted. These events can take many forms, from hosting a potluck and talking about making your home more resistant to wildfire to renting a chipper and having your community come together to remove woody waste. For more information, ideas of events, and resources go to the NFPA website.

$500 Mini grants available

NFPA and State Farm offer $500 grants to fund wildfire risk reduction activities. Check this link below for information about applying.

MINI GRANT APPLICATION

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Fire Season Prep and Bi-Monthly  Ambassador Meeting
Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Fire Season Prep and Bi-Monthly Ambassador Meeting

  • Santa Fe Fire Department Station 3 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With wildfire season on the horizon we’ll talk about preparing for fires and planning for community action on Wildfire Preparedness Day in May.

Agenda

  • How to prepare for wildfire season

    • Walk through the Ready Set Go program

    • How can ambassadors spread the information from this program and about fire preparedness generally?

    • What is working or not working in your community?

    • Overview of some of the materials and programs available

  • Develop plans for Wildfire Preparedness Day on May 4th 

    • Plan an event in your community

    • Use the lead up to preparedness day as a chance to spread information

For more information visit the Ambassador Toolkit page here.

IMPORTANT!

If you’d like to apply for an NFPA mini grant of $500 to support your action for Wildfire Preparedness Day the application deadline is March 1, 2019. Visit the NFPA website for more information: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day/Apply-for-an-award

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