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Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Before working with the CWPP Templates or Risk & Hazard Assessments presented below, we suggest saving them to your computer. Print and use the all-print version for pre-planning, then enter final details of your CWPP into the appropriate Template to print out your customized document. Refer to the “How To…” guide for additional information.

For communities located in Washoe County:

For all other communities in Nevada:

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Ember Aware Program (7)

Ember House Youth Activity

Activity Description

Ember House Photo

The Ember House is a youth activity promoting wildfire ember awareness for young and old alike. Built by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the Ember House is a scaled-down house front featuring vulnerable spots to embers, such as rain gutters with pine needles, wood shake roof, open window, unscreened vents, juniper bush, and open garbage can. When used at community events, youth participants are given three beanbag “embers” which they toss at the house trying to land them onto the vulnerable spots.

Hopefully, the parents are asking “Why do they have my child throwing beanbag embers at this house?” which presents a valuable teachable moment. This is a great time to hand out the Be Ember Aware! publication and discuss ember preparedness with the adults.

Ember House 3.0 is available for use at your school, community or fire station event. You can reserve it for your own use with advanced notice, or when available, a program representative can be asked to participate. Ember House 3.0 should be transported behind the front seat of an extended cab truck or SUV. If using the bed of a truck, it must be placed face down with the brackets facing up. It assembles quickly, but requires two individuals. When using the Ember House 3.0, sand bags must be used to stabilize the structure.

To borrow Ember House 3.0, participants are required to view the tutorial video. To schedule the Ember House contact us via our online contact form or call 775-336-0261.

Note – There have been three versions of the Ember House, but only Ember House 3.0 is currently in use by Cooperative Extension.

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Fire Adapted Communities (6)

Display System

FAC-DisplayFAC DisplayThis display was funded by the Nevada Division of Forestry and USDA Forest Service in cooperation with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension as part of a Washoe County project. It can be reserved for use at community events, HOA meetings, fire department activities and many other types of events. Please contact us for more information or to request it for your event. Note that transportation is not provided.

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Displays

  • Fire Adapted Communities
    This display was funded by the Nevada Division of Forestry and USDA Forest Service in cooperation with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension as part of a Washoe County project. It can be reserved for use at community events, HOA meetings, fire department activities and many other types of events. Please contact us for more information or to request it for your event. Note that transportation is not provided.

 

  • It Takes a Community
    This display was funded by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada State Office and can be checked out for use at community events, HOA meetings, fire department activities and many other types of events throughout Nevada. Please contact us for more information or to request it for your event. Note that transportation is not provided. Requests from outside of Nevada should be coordinated through your local BLM office.

 

  • Living With Fire – Great Basin version
    This display was funded by a National Fire Plan grant from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada State Office and can be checked out for use at community events, HOA meetings, fire department activities and other events throughout Nevada. Please contact us for more information or to request it for your event. Note that transportation is not provided.

 

  • Living With Fire – Eastern Sierra Front version
    This display was funded by a National Fire Plan grant from the USDA Forest Service and Nevada Division of Forestry and can be checked out for use at community events, HOA meetings, fire department activities and many other types of events throughout Nevada. Please contact us for more information or to request it for your event. Note that transportation is not provided.

Graphics

View the many promotional items we have available to help build awareness and promote action in reducing the wildfire threat. Many of the graphic files for these items are available for your use. Contact us to request a copy or to learn more about these items.

Banner Samples

Billboard Samples

Display Ad Sample

Poster Samples

 

 

Household Inventory Interactive Program

We have developed a digital household inventory interactive program to help you take stock of your possessions before a wildfire strikes your community. Representatives from the insurance industry tell us that having a complete inventory is very helpful to the process of settling a claim. Please download and save the interactive form before you begin. We also suggest you take photographs and/or a video of the contents of your home, both inside and outside including your landscaping. Once completed, please store your household inventory on a CD or flashdrive in a secure location away from your home (with a family member, in a bank safe deposit box, at your workplace, etc.)

 

Landscape Industry Training

Since the landscape surrounding a house can have significant influence on its survivability during a wildfire, the landscape industry has a critical role in helping Nevadans live more safely in high fire-hazard areas. This training will familiarize participants with Nevada’s wildfire hazards and provide wildfire threat-reduction recommendations that can be integrated into the home landscape. Our most recent training was conducted on March 17, 2014 in Reno.  For your convenience, a list of participants who successfully completed the course and final exam is provided HERE.  Contact us to learn more about this program.

Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities

The Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities (The Network) is an organization of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension that seeks to put Nevadans living in high fire-hazard communities in touch with the resources they need to work toward becoming fire adapted. In response to the growing wildfire threat, with over 8 million acres burned in a single year in the last decade, The Network seeks to unite like-minded individuals who want to prepare their homes and communities before a wildfire occurs. To learn more about The Network, visit The Network page on this website.

Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month

Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week was traditionally held each year to build awareness and encourage action to reduce the wildfire threat to Nevada homes and communities. Due to popular demand and the ever-increasing wildfire threat, we expanded this effort in 2014 to encompass the entire month of May.

This year and through the collaborative effort of 148 partners, we held 185 events or activities reaching more than 8,655 participants.  This included local events, direct mail efforts, school events and many others.  A complete summary report can be downloaded here.  Do you want to get involved next year?  Planning meetings begin in January…get involved by contacting Sonya Sistare at 775-336-0271 or [email protected].

 

Order Materials and Promotional Items

Living With Fire Materials Order Form

Thank you for your interest! To request materials and promotional items, fill out our online order form below, or download and complete a printable order form.

If you have questions contact Jamie Roice-Gomes at 775-336-0261 or email [email protected].

Presentations

We have a variety of PowerPoint and video presentations available for your use. Download the files here, or contact us to request a CD.

Workshops

We can assist in scheduling a workshop or presentation to interested groups on a variety of topics – just ask! Use our Contact us online form or contact Jamie Roice-Gomes at 775-336-0261 or [email protected] to discuss how we can help at your next meeting or event.

Youth Activity

Activity Description

The Ember House is a youth activity promoting wildfire ember awareness for young and old alike. Built by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the Ember House is a scaled-down house front featuring vulnerable spots to embers, such as rain gutter with pine needles, wood shake roof, open window, unscreened vents, juniper bush, and an open garbage can. Participants are given 3 bright orange ping-pong balls (embers) which they toss at the house trying to land them into the vulnerable spots.

Hopefully, the parents are asking “Why do they have my child throwing embers at this house?” presenting a valuable teachable moment. This is a great time for The Ember House attendee to hand out the Be Ember Aware publication and discuss ember preparedness with the adults.

The Ember House is available for use at your school, community or fire station event. You can check it out for your own use with advanced notice, or when available, a program representative can be asked to participate. Note that when dismantled, the Ember House fits into a pick-up truck bed. It assembles quickly, but requires two individuals. The Ember House can be set up on grass or non-compacted dirt, using stakes driven into the ground for stability. When using the Ember House indoors, sand bags should be used in lieu of the stakes, but are not provided.

To request the Ember House or for a representative to participate in your event, contact us with our online form, or contact Jamie Roice-Gomes at 775-336-0261 or [email protected].

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WUI Fire Summit 2012 Presentations

When available, presentations from past conferences will be posted here.

Presentations from 2012 WUI Fire Summit

 

 

 

Summary Reports

You can learn more about these events by downloading or reading the Annual Report listed below.

The Network (8)

About The Network

The Network is an organization of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension that seeks to put Nevadans living in high fire-hazard communities in touch with the resources they need to work toward becoming fire adapted. In response to the growing wildfire threat, with over 8 million acres burned in a single year in the last decade, The Network seeks to unite like-minded individuals who want to prepare their homes and communities before a wildfire occurs.

Residents of member communities can join with neighbors through collaborative efforts, learn of funding possibilities and of fuels management opportunities through local, state and federal agencies, offer fire services a safer and better chance of defending their homes and take comfort in work done to give their communities a greater chance of surviving a wildfire.

The Network operates with support from the Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Division of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Fire Adapted Communities – Know Your Role!

Many people have a role in working toward becoming a Fire Adapted Community. Do you know yours? See how a community works together to create a Fire Adapted Community with this Know Your Role Interactive Program.

How To Join The Network

If you would like to become a member of the Network, please fill out the Network Membership Application by clicking either the hardcopy or online application link below. Depending on your current circumstances, you may choose one of the following three membership options. You may join as an Individual if you are concerned about the threat of wildfire to your home and family; if you are working with others, you may join as a Group working together to reduce the wildfire threat; or you may join as a Community if you have an approved CWPP and are actively engaged in completing threat mitigation projects. Please review the application for a more detailed description of each option.

If you would like to join as a Partner Member, please fill out the Network Partner Membership Application by clicking either the hardcopy or online application link below. Within Partner Membership, there are several options to choose from: as a Local Fire Service Representative; as a Local, State or Federal Agency/Organization Representative; as a Professional Organization; or as a Supporting Member. Please review the application for a more detailed description of each option.

Network Communities

Communities that have joined The Network, have access to materials to build the capacity for residents to work alongside friends and neighbors to make changes to their homes and landscapes to have a better chance of withstanding a wildfire, even without firefighter assistance. Materials include neighbor invitation letters, press release templates, agendas for community meetings and more. The Network also helps member communities collaborate with local fire services, state and federal agencies and professional services, such as landscapers, contractors and consultants to perform critical fuels reduction work and to alter the built environment of the home to better withstand a wildfire. Member Communities have an updated Community Wildfire Protection Plan and are using it as a guide in their efforts to reduce the wildfire threat to their homes and community.

Network Member Communities

  1. Virginia City Highlands, Storey County (2014)
  2. West Washoe Valley, Washoe County (2015)
  3. Glenbrook, Douglas County (2015)
  4. Skyland, Douglas County (2015)
  5. The Estates at Mt. Rose, Washoe County (2015)
  6. Lakeview, Carson City (2016)
  7. ArrowCreek, Washoe County (2017)

Network Community Groups

  1. Mound House, Lyon County
  2. River Mount Park, Washoe County
  3. Holbrook Highlands, Douglas County

Network Partners

Network Partners include representatives from local fire services; local, state and federal agencies; professional organizations; and other supporting members.  All are committed to providing information, support and often resources to assist members in their fire adapted community efforts. To find out about the Network Partners in your area, please contact Sonya Sistare at 775-887-2252 or [email protected].

Network Partners include representatives from the following:

  • Local Fire Services
  • Local, State or Federal Agencies
  • Professional Organizations
  • Other Supporting Individual and Organizations 

Newsletter – The Network Pulse

To receive The Network Pulse newsletter:  Join our Email List

October 2017 Issue:

  • Save the Date for the 4th Annual Network Conference

September 2017 Issue:

  • Causes of Nevada Wildfires
  • Preparing for Wildfire is More Than Evacuation and Defensible Space
  • Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership

August 2017 Issue:

  • The Ember House Youth Activity
  • Are you Ember Aware?
  • Protect Our West Night

 

Fire Adapted Communities - Know Your Role! (1)

Fire Adapted Communities – Know Your Role!

Many people have a role in working toward becoming a Fire Adapted Community. Do you know yours? See how a community works together to create a Fire Adapted Community with this Know Your Role Interactive Program.

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Order Form

Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month 2017 Order Form

Thank you for your interest and participation in Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month.
To request materials and promotional items fill out our online order form below, or download a physical form here.

If you have questions contact Jamie Roice-Gomes at 775-336-0261 or email [email protected]

 

Planning Group Contact Information

Members of the Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month planning group are available to answer questions, help you plan an event and much more.  Contact your nearest representative from the list below, or download the list here for future reference.

NWAM 2017 Planning Group Contacts.2.14.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proclamations & Resolutions

Prepare a custom proclamation or resolution for your City, County, Municipality or Fire Department/District in support of Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month 2017.  For assistance, contact Jamie Roice-Gomes at 775-336-0261 or [email protected].

Click the links below for a specific proclamation template, and talking points for use during meetings or other presentations:

City or Municipality Proclamation Template

County Proclamation Template

Fire Department or District Proclamation Template

Wildfire Awareness Month Talking Points

Multi-State Proclamation:  2017 marks the ninth year for this collaborative effort among western states.  This year, participants include California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah and Washington.

Promotional Materials

Below are links to promotional materials and other information we have available to help you organize and conduct an event in your community.  Banners, posters and giveaway items will be available for FREE for your event, thanks to grant funding from the Bureau of Land Management – Nevada State Office (please note that supplies are limited). You can view them below, and order a supply along with educational materials by using our convenient online order form.

 

Sponsors

Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month 2017 was made possible with funding and additional support from our sponsors, local partners and collaborators. Please join us in thanking them:

Air Methods Advantage ~ American Red Cross/Elko ~ ArrowCreek HOA ~ Barrick Gold -Cortez Mine ~ Battle Mountain Day Care ~ BFE Screen Printing & Embroidery ~ Bodines Casino ~ Bonanza Casino ~ Bureau of Land Management ~ Caliente Volunteer Fire Department ~ Canyon Pines HOA ~ Care Flight ~ Carson City ~ Carson City Community Center ~ Carson City Fire Department ~ Carson City High School ~ Carson Now ~ Carson Valley Inn Hotel & Casino ~ CASA ~ Casino Fandango ~ City of Caliente ~ City of Elko Fire Department ~ City of Fernley ~ Churchill County ~ Clark County ~ Clark County Fire Department ~ COD Casino ~ Crescent Valley/Beowawe Firewise Community ~ Crescent Valley Fairgrounds ~ Crescent Valley Volunteer Fire Department ~ Cumulus Media ~ Desert Sky Adventures ~ Diamond Mountain Future Farmers of America ~ Douglas County Community Emergency Response Team ~ Douglas County Emergency Management ~ Douglas County Flood Management ~ Douglas County School District ~ Douglas County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, Motorcycle Patrol, Mounted Posse and Mobile Dispatch ~ Douglas County Seratoma ~ East Fork Fire Protection District ~ Eclipse Pizza Co. ~ Eclipse Running ~ Elko County ~ Elko County Ambulance ~ Elko County Fire Protection District ~ Elko County Fair ~ Elko Daily Free Press ~ Elko Mining Group – Ruby Hill Mine LLC. ~ Ely Lions Club ~ Eureka County ~ Eureka County 4-H ~ Eureka County Department of Natural Resources ~ Eureka County Emergency Medical Services ~ Eureka County School District ~ Eureka County Public Works ~ Eureka County Sheriffs Office ~ Eureka/Diamond Valley Firewise Community ~ Eureka Fairgrounds ~ Eureka Lions Club ~ Eureka Volunteer Fire Department ~ Firewise Communities USA ~ Fizio ~ Friends of Mt. Charleston ~ Friends of Smokey Bear ~ Galena Forest ~ General Moly/Eureka Moly ~ Governor Brian Sandoval ~ Humboldt County ~ KKOH NewsTalk 780/Reno ~ KOLO 8 News Now/Reno ~ KRNV My News 4/Reno ~ KTVN 2/Reno ~ KXNT 840AM/Las Vegas ~ Lake Mead National Park Service ~ Lakeview FAC Network Community ~ Lander County ~ Lander County School District ~ Las Vegas 51s Baseball ~ Lincoln County ~ Lincoln County Department of Emergency Management ~ Lincoln County Fire Protection District ~ Logandale Fire Rescue ~ Lyon County ~ Marine Mountain Warfare Fire Department ~ Mercy Air ~ Mesa View Home Health and Hospice ~ Metro Volunteer Police ~ Mineral County ~ Moana Nursery ~ Moapa Valley Community Emergency Response Team ~ Moapa Valley Progress ~ Montreaux ~ Mound House Fire Adapted Community ~ Mountain Resort Television Tahoe ~ Mt. Charleston Fire Protection District ~ Mt. Charleston Resort and Lodge ~ National Weather Service ~ Nevada Air National Guard ~ Nevada Appeal ~ Nevada Cattlemen’s Association ~ Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ~ Nevada Department of Education ~ Nevada Department of Transportation ~ Nevada Department of Wildlife ~ Nevada Division of Emergency Management/Homeland Security ~ Nevada Division of Forestry ~ Nevada Division of Insurance ~ Nevada Fire Chiefs Association ~ Nevada League of Cities ~ Nevada Magazine ~ Nevada Real Estate Inspectors Association ~ Nevada State Fire Marshal Division ~ Nevada State Flood Control ~ Nevada State Parks ~ Northeastern Nevada Fire Prevention Group ~ North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District ~ North Lyon County Fire Protection District ~ Nye County ~ NV Energy ~ Palomino Valley Auxiliary Fire Department ~ Panaca Market ~ Peas & Carrots Child Care ~ Pershing County ~ Pioneer Crossing Casino/Dayton ~ Pioneer Crossing Casino/Fernley ~ Pioneer Crossing Casino/Yerington ~ Raines Markety/Euerka ~ Reach Medical ~ Record Courier ~ Red Lion Hotel and Casino/Elko ~ Reno Gazette-Journal ~ Republic Services/Las Vegas ~ Siera Ham Radio Operators ~ Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators ~ Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors ~ Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Department ~ Skyland Fire Adapted Community ~ Smith Library ~ Smith Valley/Mason Valley Conservation District ~ Smith Valley Fire Protection District ~ Southwest Gas ~ Sparks Fire Department ~ Sparks Nugget Hotel & Casino ~ State Farm Insurance ~ State Fire DC Specialities ~ St. James Village ~ Storey County ~ Storey County Fire Protection District ~ Storey County School District ~ Super Burrito ~ Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad ~ Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District ~ Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities ~ Tahoe Resource Conservation District ~ The Brewer’s Cabinet ~ The Progressive Rancher ~ Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District ~ U.S. Forest Service ~ University of Nevada Cooperative Extension ~ University of Nevada, Reno ~ Walker Lake Volunteer Fire Department ~ Washoe County ~ Washoe County Emergency Management ~ Washoe County School District ~ Washoe County Regional Animal Control ~ Washoe County Regional Parks Bartley Ranch ~ Washoe County Senior Center ~ Washoe County Sheriff’s Community Emergency Response Team ~ Washoe Lake State Park ~ Washoe Tribe ~ Washoe Valley Alliance ~ Wells Propane ~ West Washoe FAC Network Community ~ White Pine County ~ White Pine County Fire ~ Winnemucca City Fire Department ~ Winnemucca Community Garden ~ Winnemucca Rural Fire Department ~ Zephyr Cove Post Office

 

 

Summary Report

The Summary Report linked below summarizes the events and activities that occurred as part of Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month 2017, and includes a list of collaborators and participants on the planning committee, in-kind contributions and all events and activities by county. We’ve also include a summary Infographic, which you can download from the link below.  

 

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