Webinars

Wildfire burning at night in Northern Nevada with smoke and flames
Living With Fire Virtual Series

Session 2: Wildfire Evacuation Preparedness

May 13, 2021 11:30 am

Carson City Fire Department’s Deputy Emergency Manager, Jason Danen, will speak about emergency notification systems such as Code Red. Skyland Fire Adapted Communities’ leader and Douglas County CERT member, Ann Grant, will discuss items to prep for an evacuation-go bag and a stay box. Living With Fire Program Manager, Jamie Roice-Gomes, will review the Living With Fire Program website features to aid with evacuation preparation.

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Photo of a burned landscape where a fire investigation is taking place
Living With Fire Virtual Series

Session 3: Perspectives of a Wildland Fire Investigator

May 18, 2021 11:30 am

Hear about a wildfire investigation from Bureau of Land Management’s Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist/Fire Trespass Coordinator, Bradley Milam, and learn some fire prevention tips from the U.S. Forest Service - Humboldt- Toiyabe’s Forest Fire Prevention Officer, Jennifer Diamond.

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Outdoors during a storm, dry lightning is striking the ground covered with sagebrush and grass
Living With Fire Virtual Series

Session 4: The Timeline of Climate, Weather and Fire

June 10, 2021 11:30 am

Dr. Tim Brown, research professor, climatology and director of Western Regional Climate Center, will discuss how weather and climate influence fire in Nevada.

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Living With Fire Virtual Series

Session 5: Protect, Prevent & Prepare with NV Energy

June 24, 2021 12:00 pm

Learn how NV Energy is working with customers and partners using innovative strategies to reduce the risk of wildfire to Nevadans. Speakers include: NV Energy’s Natural Disaster Protection Plan Director, James Saavdra, and Director of Delivery Operations, Zeina Randall.

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Living With Fire Virtual Series

Session 6: Wildfire Smoke and Health

July 8, 2021 11:30 am

Chris Smallcomb, National Weather Service – Reno office meteorologist and public information officer, will discuss smoke forecasting and models utilized to predict smoke. Brendan Schnieder, air quality specialist with the Washoe County Health District’s Air Quality Management Division will discuss wildfire smoke and health impacts.

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Photo of a house in the foreground with a wildfire burning on the hill directly behind it.
Living With Fire Virtual Series

Session 7: Home Hardening Q&A

August 12, 2021 11:30 am

Join us for a question and answer (Q&A) workshop with Dr. Steve Quarles, University of California Cooperative Extension Advisor Emeritus and the retired Chief Scientist for Wildfire and Durability, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Research Center. The Q&A session will be focused on home hardening, or building or retrofitting homes to withstand wildfire

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Photo outdoors during the day of a burned landscape with blackened trees and ask on the ground.
Living With Fire Virtual Series

Session 8: Reseeding and Flood After Wildfire

September 9, 2021 11:30 am

Learn about reseeding landscapes, and preparing for potential flood after wildfire. Speakers include: Anna Higgins, forester with the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF), Mark Freese, ecologist with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), and Danae Olson, project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Oudroors, in a forest during the day., a photo of a pile of vegetation burning
Living With Fire Virtual Series

Session 9: Prescribed Fire in Tahoe and Nevada

October 14, 2021 11:30 am

Learn about prescribed fire and projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin and Nevada. Speakers include: Keegan Schafer, fuels management officer with Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, and Duncan Leao, forest fuels and vegetation program manager from the U.S. Forest Service – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

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