The Nevada Division of Forestry encourages all neighborhoods or small communities to become a recognized Firewise USA® site. Preparing your home for wildfire is the most immediate step you can take. However, just preparing your home for wildfire won’t reduce the risks to your home that come from the community or neighborhood. Therefore, it is important for your community to get started by organizing and assessing the larger community risks, creating an action plan, and implementing those actions annually. All of this is part of becoming a nationally recognized Firewise USA® site. Nevada Division of Forestry staff can provide technical assistance or facilitate your community’s journey toward recognition and a safer future.