A May 1 article in Nevada Today, Five Nevadans Win Wildfire Community Preparedness Day contest, shared how 5 communities in Northern Nevada were awarded $500 in funding from State Farm to work on projects on May 6. The article shared how many agencies including the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Fire Adapted Communities network have worked collaboratively with the communities to support their efforts to apply.
Many successful applicants worked collaboratively with fire districts, school districts, environmental groups, FEMA, Fire Adapted Communities, Firewise communities, Fire Safe Councils and more. In Colorado, in the Pagosa Daily Press, an article speaks about several communities in the southwest region of Colorado that will be working with 25-30 firefighters from their region and firefighters from Indonesia and Spain.
We all have a part to play on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, May 6. What will your story be?