Defensible Space… Things to Do this Fall

We usually think of the spring and early summer months, the period before fire season in northern Nevada, as the appropriate time to evaluate and create defensible space around our homes. Defensible space is the area between a house and an on-coming wildfire where the vegetation has been modified to …

Time to Junk the Junipers

May is Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month. The purpose of Wildfire Awareness Month is to increase understanding and promote action in reducing the wildfire threat to Nevada’s communities. This year’s theme is “Wildfire! Prepare. Anticipate. Evacuate.” One way homeowners can prepare for wildfire is to remove ornamental juniper shrubs from within …

Nevada Network Conference to Address Evacuation Planning

On March 27 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities, aka The Network, will host their third annual conference. The Network is an organization dedicated to helping Nevada communities reduce their wildfire threat. They have selected “safe and effective evacuation” as this …

Prepare for Evacuation Now

A Fire-Adapted Community is one where residents have effectively prepared to survive wildfire. This includes efficient and safe evacuation during challenging conditions produced by a threatening wildfire. This year has been witness to some incredible evacuation stories, including Alberta’s Fort McMurray Fire where the entire town of 80,000 people was …

Creating Defensible Space

May is Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month. During this time, firefighting agencies and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension encourage Nevadan’s living in wildfire-prone areas to take action to reduce the threat to their homes. This year’s theme is “Create Unity, Fire-Adapt Your Community.” An important action that residents can take to …

Improve Your Odds– Junk the Junipers!

May is Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month and this year’s theme is “Improve Your Odds – Prepare for Wildfire.” During this month, activities that promote wildfire threat reduction to communities are taking place throughout the state. Locally “Junk the Junipers” encourages homeowners to remove ornamental junipers from around their homes. This …

Wildfire Threat Reduction Website for Nevadans

With cooler temperatures, we are spending more time indoors. If you live in a fire prone area, now is the perfect time to familiarize yourself with the Living With Fire website at www.LivingWithFire.info.  If you have been to the website, but it has been awhile, visit it again because new …

Prepare Your Home for Wildfire

The month of May is Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month (NWAM). The purpose of NWAM is to promote awareness and action concerning the wildfire threat to Nevada communities. In 2013, over 120 wildfire awareness activities occurred throughout the state. This year our message is “Prepare Your Home for  Wildfire.”   Unfortunately, …