The Network 4th Annual Conference Helps Communities to Prepare and Update a Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Collaboration among residents, and local, state and federal firefighting agencies. Photograph courtesy of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. A few days ago I received a call from a rural Nevadan resident. He had recently moved to Nevada from Utah and had questions about creating a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). Immediately, I knew these important […]

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Plan and Prepare for Evacuation

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal Pleasant Valley residents scramble to escape as the Andrew fire overruns the south end of Neilson Road. I awoke to the smell of thick campfire-like smoke that had filtered into my bedroom. I jumped out of bed, turned on the bedroom light switch and nothing… the electricity was out. I ran to […]

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