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Fire Information

Focusing on fire prevention and protection.


  • Fire Management Officer
  • Manuel J. L'Esperance
  • Emergency Management
  • (505) 667-6211
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Wildfire Precautions

Tips for Dry Conditions

  • If you drive and smoke in your vehicle, use the ashtray. Never flick cigarette butts out vehicle windows. In fact, never flick cigarette butts outdoors under any circumstances.
  • To prevent accidental fires from exhaust systems or catalytic converters on cars, trucks, all-terrain vehicles, motor homes, and other spark-emitting equipment, keep vehicles off dry grass. Check spark arresters and be prepared if you must go off paved or cleared roads by having a shovel and fire extinguisher in your vehicle or equipment as a precaution if a fire should start.
  • If you are camping and campfires are allowed, build fires only in approved metal or concrete-lined fire pits in designated campgrounds. And, most importantly, make sure your campfire is completely out and cold to the touch before leaving.

Innovations for a secure nation

Portable MRI aids wounded soldiers, children in remote areas

Portable MRI aids wounded soldiers, children in remote areas

Scientists are developing an ultra-low-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging system that could be low-power and lightweight enough for forward deployment on the battlefield and to field hospitals in the World's poorest regions.  

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P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545

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