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 threat 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.
May is Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month
May is Wildfire Awareness Month and this year we are focusing on defensible space. Our theme is “Wildfire Knows No Boundaries, Make Yours.”
All month long we'll be sharing some recommendations to help residents create and maintain defensible space. Starting on May 11 we're excited to bring you "Living With Fire Conversations," a Zoom - Facebook Live series. We'll be chatting with knowledgeable folks about fire weather, public lands, weed control and defensible space.
Tune-in for some tips on wildfire preparedness from the National Weather Service – Reno, NV Energy, BLM Nevada, U.S. Forest Service, a Holbrook Highland Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities chapter leader and UNR Extension’s Urban IPM and pesticide safety coordinator.
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.