Preparing for Wildfire is More Than Evacuation and Defensible Space

September 19th, 2017

Having spent the majority of my life in Nevada, I’ve seen my share of wildfires. Growing up, I remember helping my father pick the weeds from the common area behind…

Choosing the Right Landscaper

May 30th, 2017

Photograph Courtesy of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. As the weather warms up, I look forward to following those defensible space suggestions made by Nevada Division of Forestry’s Fire Protection…

Video Blog: Learned lessons from defensible space inspection

January 12th, 2017

Recently, I had a defensible space inspection performed on my property by Nevada Division of Forestry’s fire protection officer, Chanse Hunwardsen. Chanse noted some problem areas that I have previously…

Defensible Space and the New Homeowner

June 17th, 2015

What type of tree is this? My husband, Marc, and I purchased a home last month in Reno. We are both first time home owners in a brand new development…

From Smoke to Response: The Dispatcher’s Side of the Story

August 11th, 2014

With fire season in full swing and more acres of Nevada vegetation burning by the day, I recently began to wonder what happens when a 911 call is placed to…

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