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. The purpose of this effort is to promote wildfire awareness and encourage action. Starting in 2006 as Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week, the program was expanded to the entire month of May to accommodate the growing number of events and activities. Last year, 156 partnering organizations carried out 190 wildfire awareness activities statewide.
This year’s theme is “Create Unity… Fire-Adapt Your Community.” When community members work together to prepare for wildfire, they can effectively reduce the wildfire threat. Go to http://www.livingwithfire.info/wildfire-awareness-month to learn about activities that will be held near you. You can also order support materials and download an event flyer template if you want to sponsor event in your community.