We have many tools available to educators, homeowners, community groups, fire safe councils and firefighting professionals to help educate and inform others about mitigating Nevada’s wildfire threat. Presented below are some of the resources we have available to help make your home and community more likely to survive a wildfire.
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The following publication graphic files (created using Adobe InDesign) are available for you to customize for your area. Check out each publication to determine which one meets your needs, and then contact us to request the files.
- Fire Adapted Communities – The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness (Nevada version)
- Living With Fire – A Guide for the Homeowner (Eastern Sierra Front version)
- Living With Fire – A Guide for the Homeowner (Great Basin version)
- Living With Fire – A Guide for the Homeowner (Mt. Charleston version)
- Good Plant Choices for Northern Nevada’s High Fire Hazard Areas
- 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.
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.
- Be Ember Aware!
- Will YOUR Home Survive?
- 2012: It Takes A Community
- 2013: Reduce the Fuel – Reduce the Risk
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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.)
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 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].
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.