How We Can Help

We have many tools available to educators, homeowners, community groups, and firefighting professionals to help educate and inform yourself and others about mitigating the wildfire threat in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Presented below are some of the resources we have available to help make your home and community more likely to survive a wildfire.


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How We Can Help

Customizable Publication Files

The following publication graphic files (created using Adobe InDesign) are available for you to customize for your area. Check out each publication to determine which one meets your needs, and then contact us to request the files.

Displays

 

ITAC Display

  • It Takes a Community
    This display was funded by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada State Office and can be checked out for use at community events, HOA meetings, fire department activities and many other types of events throughout Nevada. Please contact us for more information or to request it for your event. Note that transportation is not provided. Requests from outside of Nevada should be coordinated through your local BLM office.

 

  • Living With Fire – Lake Tahoe Basin
    This display was funded by a National Fire Plan grant from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada State Office and can be checked out for use at community events, HOA meetings, fire department activities and other events throughout Nevada. Please contact us for more information or to request it for your event. Note that transportation is not provided.

 

  • Living With Fire – Fire Adapted Communities
    FAC DisplayThis display was funded by the Nevada Division of Forestry and USDA Forest Service in cooperation with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension as part of a Washoe County project. It can be reserved for use at community events, HOA meetings, fire department activities and many other types of events. Please contact us for more information or to request it for your event. Note that transportation is not provided.

 

  • Living With Fire – Lake Tahoe Basin Outdoor Display
    This display is now available!  It was developed with funding from the USDA Forest Service and Nevada Division of Forestry. It can be checked out for use at community events, HOA meetings, fire department activities and many other types of events throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin. Please contact us for more information or to request it for your event. Note that transportation is not provided.

Graphics

View the many promotional items we have available to help build awareness and promote action in reducing the wildfire threat. Many of the graphic files for these items are available for your use. Contact us to request a copy or to learn more about these items.

Banners

Display Ads

Posters

Lake Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Month

Plans are underway for Lake Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Month 2018, which will be  held throughout June. The focus of this effort was to promote homeowner and resident actions that help prepare their home and community for wildfire throughout the year. Often it’s the actions a homeowner takes before a wildfire that help it survive. Remember – Wildfire Knows No Season

Contact us to learn more about this program or visit the Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Month page on this website.

Presentations

We have a few PowerPoint presentations available for your use. Download the files here, or contact us to request a CD.

Workshops

We can assist in scheduling a workshop or presentation to interested groups on a variety of topics – just ask! Contact us to discuss how we can help at your next meeting or event.

Ember House

Ember House Youth ActivityActivity Description

The Ember House is a youth activity promoting wildfire ember awareness for young and old alike. Built by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the Ember House is a scaled-down house front featuring vulnerable spots to embers, such as rain gutter with pine needles, wood shake roof, open window, unscreened vents, juniper bush, and an open garbage can. Participants are given three bean bags (embers) which they toss at the house trying to land them on or into the vulnerable spots.

Hopefully, the parents are asking “Why do they have my child throwing embers at this house?” presenting a valuable teachable moment. This is a great time for The Ember House attendee to hand out the Be Ember Aware publication and discuss ember preparedness with the adults.

Ember House 3.0 is available for use at your school, community or fire station event. You can reserve it for your own use with advanced notice, or when available, a program representative can be asked to participate. Ember House 3.0 should be transported behind the front seat of an extended cab truck or SUV. If using the bed of a truck, it must be placed face down with the brackets facing up. It assembles quickly, but requires two individuals. When using the Ember House 3.0, sand bags must be used to stabilize the structure.

To borrow Ember House 3.0, participants are required to view the tutorial video. To schedule the Ember House in the Lake Tahoe Basin, contact us via our online contact form or call Carlie Teague at the Tahoe Resource Conservation District at 775-543-1501 ext. 114, or Jamie Roice-Gomes at 775-336-0261.