Oklahoma Forestry Services Celebrates Movie Premier


The daring work of the Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) and other wildland firefighting agencies is depicted in Disney's new animated film, “Planes: Fire & Rescue.”  Oklahoma Forestry Services is celebrating the premier of the movie at the Warren Moore Theater and Tulsa Cinemark & IMAX on Friday, July 18. 

Wildland firefighters will be on hand with trucks and dozers at these two theaters to talk with movie goers about what they do.  Smokey Bear will also be on hande greeting people and available for “selfies with Smokey” inside the theater.  A limited number of air tank glider planes, stickers and activity sheets will be distributed, along with fire preparedness educational information. 

“As the state’s lead agency for fighting wildland fires, we are really excited about the movie,” said State Forester George Geissler.   “It’s a great opportunity to expose kids to wildland firefighting in a fun, positive manner.  It also provides an opportunity to talk to kids about fire prevention and preparedness.”

Smokey and OFS wildland firefighters will be at the Moore Warren Theater, 1000 Telephone Road, in Moore from 12:30 – 4:30pm and at the Tulsa Cinemark & IMAX, 10802 E 71st Street South in Tulsa from 11:30 – 4:30pm on Friday, July 18th. 

Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry, is committed to conserving, enhancing and protecting Oklahoma’s forests for present and future generations.