Wildfire Awareness Week
The purpose of the Living With Fire in the Tahoe Basin program is to provide homeowners with wildfire threat reduction recommendations developed by Nevada and Lake Tahoe's firefighting experts. This program also provides suggestions about what to do during and after a fire. The Tahoe Basin Living with Fire program is a collaboration of the University of Nevada and University of California Cooperative Extensions.
The goal of the Lake Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Week was to encourage individual action to reduce the threat of wildfire to homes and communities. Activities provided information and resources to upgrade homes and create defensible space around them. Fire resistant homes have fire-rated roofs, covered vents to reduce the risk of ember intrusion, fire resistant construction materials and are in good repair. Creating defensible space involves selecting and maintaining vegetation near the home, thereby reducing the risk homes will be ignited and destroyed during a wildfire.
Go to the Tahoe Living with Fire website for more information on preparing your home for wildfire.
- May 25th to June 2nd, 2013, See the 2013 Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Week Flyer. This year's theme was “Get Defensive: Reduce the Fuels - Reduce the Risk.” For more details, please see the Wildfire Awareness Week 2013 Summary Report.
- May 26th to June 3rd, 2012, Lake Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Week. This year's theme was “Wildfire Survival: Your Home, Your Responsibility.” The focus of the week was to promote homeowner and resident actions that reduce the risk from wildfire to homes and communities. These include upgrading vulnerable home components and conducting defensible space activities. For more details, please see the Wildfire Awareness Week 2012 Summary Report.
- May 28th - June 5th, 2011. Please see the Lake Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Week 2011 Summary Report for more information.
- July 3rd to 11th, 2010. Please see the Lake Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Week 2010 Summary Report for more information.