Author Archives: Sonya

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

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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

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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

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Tips to Avoid a Candle-Related Holiday Tragedy

I’d like to share some important suggestions from the Reno Fire Department on ways to help avoid a candle-related holiday tragedy. Area residents need to remember that while candles bring an added element to holiday celebration, the open flame of a … Continue reading

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How do you eat an elephant?

I just read this great post from Keith Worley, Firewise Regional Advisor, Southwest 2, and felt it was worth reposting.  It fits nicely with our message of the past few years….”Wildfire Survival – It Takes A Community”….in this case, to … Continue reading

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Make a kit, Make a plan, Stay informed and Be prepared!

Submitted by Mimi Fujii-Strickler, Truckee River Flood Project Note that these recommendations will help you prepare for a wildfire emergency as well! In honor of September as National Preparedness Month, the Washoe County Emergency Preparedness Council is sending out personal preparedness tips … Continue reading

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Mt. Charleston Residents Prepare For Wildfire

Submitted by Kim Otero, Nevada Fire Safe Council Mt. Charleston residents are closely following wildfire activity in the western United States. Each new reported fire serves as reminder that Kyle Canyon in the Spring Mountains is rated extreme for wildfire.  “Preparation is … Continue reading

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Defensible Space: Your Home, Your Vegetation, Your Responsibility!

When it comes to wildfire, Nevada is confronted with a dire prediction: fires are forecast to burn more frequently and more intensely in the future. Last winter’s Washoe Drive and Caughlin fires and the recent Topaz Ranch Estates fire south … Continue reading

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Wildfire Preparedness One Step at a Time

The bad news is wildfires are predicted to burn more frequently and more intensely in the future. Last winter’s Caughlin Fire and the Hawken Fire in 2007 provided residents of Caughlin Ranch a glimpse of how uncontrollably a wildfire could … Continue reading

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Webinar Series on Developing Fire Adapted Communities in the Lake Tahoe Basin

What are Fire Adapted Communities? Fire Adapted Communities are neighborhoods located in a fire-prone area that require little assistance from firefighters during a wildfire. Residents of Fire Adapted Communities accept responsibility for living in a high fire-hazard area. They also … Continue reading

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