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Wildfires and Rodeos part of Reno Aces Country Festival game

Posted 5/3/2019

girls playing a bean bag toss game called the Ember House

The Living With Fire Program’s Ember House activity is one of several wildfire awareness activities available at the Country Festival: Reno Aces vs. Tacoma Rainiers game May 18. Photo by Ashley Andrews, Cooperative Extension.

Cooperative Extension and KBUL Radio sponsor Reno Aces vs. Tacoma Rainiers

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program, in partnership with KBUL Radio, Reno Rodeo and Night in the Country, presents Country Festival: Reno Aces vs. Tacoma Rainiers on May 18 as part of both Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month and the Reno Rodeo 100th Anniversary Celebration.

“This event gives us a chance to celebrate our western home while learning ways to reduce the impact of wildfire,” said Jamie Roice-Gomes, manager of Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program. “With wildfires forecasted to burn more frequently and more intensely in the future, it’s important to be proactive and take steps to prepare our communities to face the threat.”

The game takes place at 6:35 p.m. at Greater Nevada Field, 250 Evans Ave. in Reno. Attendees will have the chance to explore wildland brush trucks on the plaza, play the Ember House youth bean-bag-toss activity, answer wildfire trivia and watch Smokey Bear throw the ceremonial first pitch.

For more information about the event, visit the event website. For more information about Living With Fire, visit the Living With Fire website, or contact Jamie Roice-Gomes at roicej@unce.unr.edu or 775-336-0261.

Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month is a collaborative effort of local, state and federal firefighting agencies; University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; and many others. This year’s theme is “Wildfires Happen. Is Your Community Prepared?”

Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program, which began in 1997, teaches homeowners how to live more safely with the wildfire threat. The program has received numerous national awards and been credited with spurring actions that have saved many homes.

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