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Preparing for Wildfire is More Than Evacuation and Defensible Space

Having spent the majority of my life in Nevada, I’ve seen my share of wildfires. Growing up, I remember helping my father pick the weeds from the common area behind our house to improve our defensible space and even preparing … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Landscaper

As the weather warms up, I look forward to following those defensible space suggestions made by Nevada Division of Forestry’s Fire Protection Officer Chanse Hunwardsen (to view the video click here). My neighbors (who also have received defensible space inspections) … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Learned lessons from defensible space inspection

Recently, I had a defensible space inspection performed on my property by Nevada Division of Forestry’s fire protection officer, Chanse Hunwardsen. Chanse noted some problem areas that I have previously addressed in former blogs, and he also addressed some issues … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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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From Smoke to Response: The Dispatcher’s Side of the Story

With fire season in full swing and more acres of Nevada vegetation burning by the day, I recently began to wonder what happens when a 911 call is placed to report smoke or flames. If Hollywood gives any indication, the … Continue reading

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