The Living With Fire Program began in 1997, when Ed Smith and Paul Tueller of University of Nevada, Reno and Fire Chief Loren Enstaad of the Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators applied for and received a Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station / Nevada Cooperative Extension Joint Program grant. Together with Nevada’s firefighting organizations, they developed a set of consistent wildfire threat reduction recommendations for Nevadans. Since then, these recommendations have been shared with thousands of homeowners living in fire prone areas throughout the country. Today, Living With Fire is a collaborative effort involving many organizations and is managed by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Living With Fire also works in a complementary and collaborative fashion with the national “Ready, Set Go! Program”, as explained in the How They Work Together flyer. Visit our Sponsors page for additional information about these partnering organizations. You can also view our 2017 Annual Report to learn about our program accomplishments.
Jamie Roice-Gomes is a manager with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and a Master of Arts in Interactive Environmental Journalism. She was a public relations assistant for Conrad Communications, a public information officer intern at the Nevada Department of Conservation & Natural Resources and a biological science technician at the USDA-Agriculture Research Service. She also enjoys volleyball, the Great Basin Desert and spending time with her family. Contact Jamie at 775-336-0261 or [email protected].
Alyssa Thom is the outreach coordinator for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Science in Liberal Studies and spent the early years of her career as a public school teacher. Alyssa has worked at Cooperative Extension as a desktop publisher for the Living With Fire Program. She also works as a graphic communications instructor at Great Basin College. When she isn’t working, Alyssa enjoys relaxing with her family, dancing and being crafty. Contact Alyssa at 775-336-0255 or [email protected].