2023 Wildfire Awareness Campaign Talking Points
Wildfire can threaten Nevadan communities and impact homes, property and human life. The key to minimizing the wildfire impact in Nevada is proactive communities that take steps to prepare.
In response, representatives of Nevada’s local, state, and federal firefighting agencies; wildfire prone communities; and University of Nevada, Reno Extension have conducted a wildfire awareness campaign every May since 2006. This year, our message is “Protect our Home, Prepare for Wildfire.”
Some general tips to help you to prepare for wildfire include:
- Connect with your neighbors to encourage community projects to help reduce the wildfire threat.
- Keep the first five feet away from your home free of combustible materials such as wood, mulch, dried leaves, pine needles and flammable shrubs such as sagebrush and juniper. Instead, plant flowers, succulents, lawn or groundcover, or use rock, concrete, brick and pavers.
- Prepare an evacuation plan for you and your household, and prepare an evacuation go bag.
- During the month of May and all year long, we encourage folks to prepare for wildfire. Learn more ways to get prepared at LivingWithFire.com or talk to your local fire service representative.