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A close call during the Driscoll Fire
As the Living With Fire Outreach Coordinator, knowing quick updates of current fires is important so we can notify our audience via social media. On Wednesday, I scrolled through Twitter to learn more about the Hawken Fire and I read … Continue reading
The Trials and Tribulations of Older-Home Ownership
As the new Outreach Coordinator with the Living With Fire Program, I thought it was fitting to share my trials and tribulations as an owner of an older home in a fire prone area. In 2014 my husband and I … Continue reading
May Means Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month
The month of May means a lot of things to a lot of different people…great weather, springtime in full gear and school graduations. To the Living With Fire team and our many program partners, May means Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month. … Continue reading
Fire Adapted Means Being Fire Prepared
Dr. Elwood Miller helps you understand Fire Adapted Communities: As coordinator of the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities, I keep hearing the questions, “What is a Fire Adapted Community?” and “How do you become one?” These questions keep coming up … Continue reading
Did you know that I grew up in Illinois? Yup… the good ol’ Midwest. We don’t live with the threat of wildfire in that neck of the woods – our “gift” from Mother Nature comes in the form of a … Continue reading
Emergency Notification Systems
In July’s post (which you can read here), I talked about the importance of creating a Family Emergency Plan in order to prepare for wildfire. Since I really had no clue what I would do in a real-life evacuation, I … Continue reading
Goat Grazing for Fuel Reduction
Hey Living With Fire friends, welcome back to our blog! I’m still working on my defensible space and evacuation plan from previous weeks (you can check those posts out here and here). Today we have something new for you: our … Continue reading
Am I Prepared for Wildfire?
I was talking with my friend, Jed Horan, from the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District and he suggested I write a blog on the importance of having an evacuation plan, knowing a route out of my neighborhood and what … Continue reading
Defensible Space and the New Homeowner
My husband, Marc, and I purchased a home last month in Reno. We are both first time home owners in a brand new development and I must say it has been a fun, yet educational, journey. As a newbie to … Continue reading
Junk Those Junipers!
I was out for a walk in the cool of the morning a few days ago and noticed a neighbor working hard to replace some shrubs that had evidently died over the winter. He was starting to dig holes next to … Continue reading