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Living With Fire presents information at various rural Nevada community events

Posted 6/1/2007

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's Living With Fire program will have booths and demonstrations at various rural Nevada community events. In conjunction with Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week, these appearances aim to help Nevadans learn how to protect their homes and property from the threat of wildfire.

On May 12, a Living With Fire informational booth will be at Spring Creek Homeowner's Association Spring Creek Pride Day. A community cleanup will take place at the Spring Creek Marina and all Spring Creek residents are encouraged to attend. The Living With Fire booth will be open from 9 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. and will offer individuals free wildfire threat reduction materials.

Local fire-fighting officials from volunteer fire departments, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) will be present to answer questions. The BLM will also have a chipper on hand to chip wood products only (tree limbs, juniper bushes, etc.). Residents from surrounding areas (Elko, Jiggs, Lamoille, etc.) are encouraged to bring material for the chipper. Please do not bring sagebrush for chipping.

Similar cleanup will be held in Austin and Kingston, Nev., May 19 and in Unionville, Nev., on May 20. Prior to a cleanup in all locations, the Living With Fire program will provide a presentation instructing attendees on how to reduce the threat of wildfire to their homes and property. Attendees may also obtain free wildfire threat reduction materials. Each event will be hosted by the local Fire Safe Chapter.

On May 22, all residents of Eureka, White Pine, Lander and Nye Counties are invited to attend a free presentation of Living With Fire. Attendees will receive tips on how to reduce wildfire threats to their homes and property, with local fire-fighting officials from volunteer fire departments, the BLM and the NDF present to answer questions. A similar presentation will be held in Crescent Valley, Nev., on May 23. Residents from Eureka, Lander and Humboldt counties are encouraged to attend.

On May 25-27, a Living With Fire booth will be present at the Run-A-Mucca Motorcycle Rally in Winnemucca, Nev. Attendees can pick-up free wildfire threat reduction materials, as well as speak to local and BLM fire officials. Information will also be available from the Nevada Fire Safe Council. The Living With Fire booth will also be at the Elko Motorcycle Jamboree, June 15-17.

For more information about any of the Living With Fire presentations at any of these events, or for more information about the program, please contact Joyce Jeppesen, Living With Fire rural area assistant, at 775-237-5326 or by email.

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