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Homeowners invited to Nevada Fire Board public meeting and Q&A

Posted 5/6/2019

fire burnign a car and two story house

Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire and the Nevada Fire Board of Directors invite homeowners to ask questions about wildfire safety at the Nevada Fire Board Meeting May 17. Photo by Cooperative Extension.

Cooperative Extension and board members available to answer questions about wildfire safety

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program and the Nevada Fire Board of Directors invite homeowners to attend the Nevada Fire Board Meeting and Public Q&A session May 17. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about wildfires, wildfire safety and how to be prepared if a wildfire occurs in their communities.

“This meeting gives homeowners the unique opportunity to watch a Nevada Fire Board meeting and to ask questions of representatives from various firefighting agencies,” said Jamie Roice-Gomes, manager of Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program.

The event, part of Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month, is free and will take place 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Greater Nevada Field, 250 Evans Ave. in Reno. Lunch will be provided. Register by May 12 online. For more information about the event or Living With Fire, visit the Living With Fire website, or contact 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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