About Living With Fire

The mission of the Living With Fire Program is to provide recommendations to residents on preparing for wildfire and reducing wildfire threats to homes and communities. Since its inception in 1997, the program has created materials for residents that have been shared and applied to fire-prone regions throughout the country. It provides resources to homeowners, educators, community groups and firefighting professionals to improve defensible space, ensure homes have proper building materials, manage native and non-native vegetation and prepare for evacuation. Through community outreach events, peer-reviewed publications, social media and television and radio interviews, the program team brings the most up-to-date information on wildfire preparedness to Nevada residents and others across the country. 

How Living With Fire Can Help

We have many tools available to educators, homeowners, community groups, fire safe councils/fire adapted communities and firefighting professionals to help educate and inform others about mitigating Nevada’s wildfire threat. Presented below are some of the resources available to help make your home and community more likely to survive a wildfire.

Living With Fire is a collaborative effort among federal, state, local firefighting agencies, and resource management agencies.

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Order Living with Fire Materials

If you are interested in ordering any Living With Fire publications, complete the publication order form.

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Customize Publication Files

We have publications available (created in Adobe InDesign) for you to customize for your region. Check out each publication to determine which one meets your needs then contact us to request the files.

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Borrow a Display

There are multiple displays that can be reserved for use at community events, Home Owner's Association meetings, fire department/protection districts, activities and many other types of events. Contact us for more information or to request it for your event. Note that transportation is not provided.

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Borrow a Youth Activity

We have two youth activities available for use at your event! Check out each activity to decide which better suits your needs. Please contact us for more information or to request it for your event. Note that transportation is not provided.

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Create your Own Ember House

The Ember House is a youth activity that promotes wildfire ember awareness for young and old alike. This scaled-down house front features vulnerable spots to embers. If you are interested in creating your own Ember House, please contact us.

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Assist with a Meeting or Event

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 to discuss how we can help at your next meeting or event.