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Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month 2015 will be held May 1 – 31. We encourage you to “Improve Your Odds – Prepare For Wildfire“. To find an event of activity in your area, go to the Wildfire Awareness Page to find a calendar of events.

 

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Winter is a Great Time to Get Organized

This article was originally posted on 12/03/14.  More good information from Natalie! Talking with my friend and neighbor over coffee this morning, the subject came up that in spite of high winds and drought this past summer, we escaped with … Continue reading

Fire Season is Not Over

We are playing catch up with some of Natalie’s great articles from last year.  This one was originally posted on November 13, 2014: Just when I thought I had figured out fire season in Nevada, I got brought back to … Continue reading

The Dangers of Target Shooting in the WUI

Here is a post from Natalie Newcomer from September 2014.  A fun part of living in the wildland-urban interface is the range of pastimes that an outdoor enthusiast can find to occupy his or her free time. I love running … Continue reading

In Case of Emergency – Notify Me!

Last week a brush fire burned near one of my favorite campgrounds. Fire crews were able to quickly contain the blaze and campers were only evacuated for a short time. I thought getting rained out of my July camping trip … Continue reading

From Smoke to Response: The Dispatcher’s Side of the Story

With fire season in full swing and more acres of Nevada vegetation burning by the day, I recently began to wonder what happens when a 911 call is placed to report smoke or flames. If Hollywood gives any indication, the … Continue reading

Fuel Breaks Can Save the Day

Last July’s Carpenter 1 Fire made national headlines and filled the skies of Las Vegas with smoke. A recent YouTube search turned up a video, posted by the U.S. Forest Service, about the role fuels reduction projects played in saving … Continue reading

Leave it to the Experts on the Fourth

The 4th of July and a local fireworks show has always been a fixture of my upbringing in Nevada. My family would always pack cold drinks and desserts in a cooler and find a cozy patch of grass or a … Continue reading

Ready for a Red Flag Warning

Late spring is a precarious time for weather in Nevada. Temperatures can drop and soar, the sun can be shining one moment and rain can be pounding the roof of a car the next. So I wasn’t surprised when this … Continue reading

Let’s Lend Firefighters a Hand, Huh?

As a member of a community located in the wildland-urban interface where a beautiful hike is moments from my door, there’s always wildlife to study, and the stars seem to burn a little brighter at night, I take pride in … Continue reading

Creepy Crawlies and Pinyon Pine

One of my favorite things about living in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) is that I can walk out my front door and start hiking within moments of leaving my house. I love to study pinyon pine trees on my hikes. … Continue reading