Prevention

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Home Fire Safety and Defensible Space: There are many things homeowners can and should do to prepare and protect their homes to survive a wildfire. Creating defensible space, managing vegetation and landscaping, using fire resistant construction materials, and properly storing firewood and other combustible materials are all important things homeowners can do to reduce the risk from wildfire.  Contact your local fire protection district or department to schedule a defensible space inspection.

Click on any of the links below to get more information about preparing your home for wildfire.

Video link to Carpenter 1 Hazardous Fuel Reduction Projects

Video link to Carpenter 1 Defensible Space

Defensible Space: Protecting your home and property from wildfire- Video

Living with Fire website

Fire Safe Landscaping

Beware of Pinyon IPs and Best Management Practices

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP): As a result of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act in 2003 communities within the wildland urban interface were given incentive to engage in comprehensive forest planning and prioritization by creating community wildfire protection plans. These plans address issues such as wildfire response, hazard mitigation, community preparedness, and structure protection.

Sponsored by the Nevada Division of Forestry, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Forest Service, the Nevada Fire Safe Council contracted with Resource Concepts, Inc. to assess and create Community Wildfire Protection Plans for 250 communities in Nevada. Click here for each county plan.


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