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…

Are you Ember Aware?

August 29th, 2017

Working at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program has altered my perception of the ember threat and proper defensible space. Just the other day, I approached my…

Be Careful when Removing the Flammable Weed Cheatgrass

June 29th, 2017

Dried Cheatgrass When talking with a neighbor, she expressed her concern over the flammability of cheatgrass and asked me how to safely remove it this time of year. As Outreach…

WILDFIRE! Prepare. Anticipate. Evacuate.

April 25th, 2017

So often we think of wildfires in terms of how many acres burned or which roads are closed. But for some, those caught in the middle, it’s more a matter…

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…

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Inventory my belongings?

September 14th, 2016

If a fire destroyed your home, would you be able to remember the estimated value and age of all your possessions for insurance purposes? Yea, me neither! Since September is…

Being Ember Aware

July 15th, 2016

After experiencing the recent Driscoll Fire, (click here to view last month’s blog) it becomes even more important to continue my efforts to make my home wildfire prepared. I look…

A Close Call During the Driscoll Fire

June 17th, 2016

As the Living With Fire Outreach Coordinator, knowing quick updates of current fires is important so we can notify our audience via social media. On Wednesday, I scrolled through Twitter…

The Trials and Tribulations of Older-Home Ownership

May 13th, 2016

As the new Outreach Coordinator with the Living With Fire Program, I thought it was fitting to share my trials and tribulations as an owner of an older home in…

Fire Whirls

October 14th, 2015

Image Source: Wikipedia Did you know that I grew up in Illinois? Yup… the good ol’ Midwest. We don’t live with the threat of wildfire in that neck of the…

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