Wildfire Awareness Month


Prepare. Anticipate. Evacuate

Plans are underway for this year’s Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month.  This we, we want to encourage you to Prepare your home and community to survive wildfire; Anticipate and make a to-go kit and evacuation plan well ahead of a wildfire; and Evacuate immediately when asked!

Assisted by grant funds from the Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Division of Forestry and U. S. Forest Service, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension coordinates Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month (NWAM) each year. Additional funding from program partners, support from corporate sponsors and other in-kind funding all contribute to the effort.

Check back here to find events and other information.  If you would like to get involved with NWAM 2017 or for more information, please contact Sonya Sistare at 775-887-2252 or [email protected] or find a local contact on the planning committee here.

Date/Time Event
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wildfire Awareness Day in the Nevada State Legislature
Nevada Legislative Building, Carson City NV
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wildland Fire Awareness Multi-hour Trail Run
Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno NV

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Wildfire Awareness Month

Order Form

Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month 2016 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 Sonya Sistare at 775-336-0271 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

Please download and utilize these (Word.doc) templates to prepare a custom proclamation or resolution for your City, County, Municipality or Fire Department/District in support of Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month 2016.  Remember to email a copy of the signed document to Sonya at [email protected] and we will post it here!  Thank you.

Multi-State Proclamation:  A collaborative effort between California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah and Washington

County Proclamations and Resolutions



Promotional Materials

Below are links to promotional materials to help you organize and conduct an event in your community.  Banners, posters and giveaway items are available for FREE for your event, thanks to grant funding from the Bureau of Land Management – Nevada State Office. Click on the images below, and place your order for these and other educational materials using the convenient order form.



Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month 2016 was made possible with funding and additional support from our sponsors, local partners, and collaborators. Please join us in thanking them:

American Red Cross of Northern Nevada ~ Ann Grant, Skyland Community Volunteer ~ Barrick-Cortez Mine ~ Barrick Gold ~ Bodines Casino ~ Bonanza Casino ~ Bureau of Land Management ~ Caliente ~ Caliente Volunteer Fire Department ~ Carson City ~ Carson City Community Center ~ Carson City CERT ~ Carson City Fire Department ~ Carson City School District ~ CarsonNow.org ~ Carson Valley Inn Hotel & Casino ~ Casino Fandango ~ City of Elko Fire Department ~ City of Fernley ~ City of Las Vegas ~ City of Reno Fire Department ~ City of Sparks ~ City of Winnemucca ~ City of Yerington ~ Clark County ~ Clark County Fire Department  ~ Crescent Valley/Beowawe Firewise Community ~ Crescent Valley Volunteer Fire Department ~ Defensible Space Solutions ~ Desert Sky Adventures ~ Diamond Gravel & Exploration LLC. ~ Diamond Valley VFD ~ Douglas County ~ Douglas County CERT ~ Diamond Mountain Future Farmers of America ~ East Fork Fire & Paramedic District ~ Elk Animal Shelter ~ Elko Ambulance Service ~ Elko County ~ Elko County Fire Protection District ~ Elko Daily Free Press ~ Elko County Regional Airport ~ Eureka County ~ Eureka County 4-H ~ Eureka County Emergency Medical Services ~ Eureka Lions Club ~ Eureka County Department of Natural Resources ~ Eureka County Emergency Medical Services ~ Eureka County Public Works ~ Eureka County School District ~ Eureka County Sheriff’s Office ~ Eureka/Diamond Valley Firewise Community ~ Eureka Volunteer Fire Department ~ Fire Prevention Association of Nevada ~ Firewise Communities USA ~ Foothill Community ~ General Moly/Eureka Moly ~ Genoa Volunteer Fire Department ~ Golden Valley Property Owners Association ~ Golden Oldies ~ Governor Brian Sandoval ~ Home Depot Elko ~ Humboldt County ~ Humboldt County School District ~ Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office ~ Humboldt General Hospital ~ KLAS News 8/Las Vegas ~ KKOH NewsTalk 780 ~ KOLO 8 News Now/Reno  ~ KRNV My News 4/Reno ~ KSNV My News 3/Las Vegas ~ KTNV 13/Las Vegas ~ KTVN 2/Reno ~ KWNA ~ Lake Tahoe Regional Fire Chiefs Association ~ Lakeview Firesafe Committee ~ Lander County  ~ Lee Engine Company ~ Lincoln County ~ Lincoln County Department of Emergency Management ~ Lincoln County Fire Protection District ~ Logandale VFD ~ Lowe’s Home Improvement Store-Fernley ~ Lyon County Sheriff Dept. ~ Moana Nursery ~ Moapa Valley Progress ~ Mormon Station State Historic Park ~ Mt. Charleston Community ~ NOAA National Weather Service-Reno ~ National Public Radio ~ Nevada Air National Guard ~ Nevada Appeal ~ Nevada Broadcasters Association ~ Nevada Cattlemen’s Association ~ Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ~ Nevada Division of Emergency Management/Homeland Security ~ Nevada Department of Transportation ~ Nevada Division of Forestry ~ Nevada Division of Insurance ~ Nevada Fire Chiefs Association ~ Nevada Highway Patrol ~ Nevada League of Cities ~ Nevada Magazine ~ Nevada State Fire Marshal Division ~ Nevada Highway Patrol ~ Newmont Gold ~ Northeastern Nevada Fire Prevention Group ~ North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District ~ North Lyon County Fire Protection District ~ NV Energy ~  Pershing County ~ Pioche Volunteer Fire Department ~ Pioneer Crossing Casino-Dayton ~ Pioneer Crossing Casino-Fernley ~ Pioneer Crossing Casino-Yerington ~ Raine’s Market – Eureka ~ Record Courier ~ Red Lion Hotel and Casino, Elko ~ Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ~  Reno Gazette-Journal ~ Ruby Radio Group ~ Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators ~  Silver Lake VFD ~ Smith Library ~ Smith Valley/Mason Valley Conservation District ~ Smith Valley Fire Protection District ~ Soil Tech ~ Solar City ~ Sparks Fire Department ~ State Farm Insurance – Elko ~ Storey County ~ Storey County Fire Department ~ Storey County School District ~ The Progressive Rancher ~ ThisisReno.com ~ Town of Gardnerville ~ Town of Genoa ~  Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District ~ U.S. Forest Service ~ U. S. Park Service ~ University of Nevada Cooperative Extension ~ University of Nevada, Reno ~  Walmart, Fernley ~ Washoe County ~  Washoe County Sheriff’s Office CERT Volunteers ~ Washoe Lake State Park ~ Washoe Valley Alliance ~ West Washoe Wildfire Preparedness Group

Summary Report

This report summarizes the events and activities that occurred as part of Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month, and includes a list of the 148 collaborators and 49 participants on the planning committee, in-kind contributions and a list of all events and activities by county.