The Living With Fire program began in 1997, when Ed Smith and Paul Tueller of University of Nevada, Reno and Fire Chief Loren Enstaad of the Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators applied for and received a Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station/Nevada Cooperative Extension Joint Program grant. Together with Nevada’s firefighting organizations, they developed a set of consistent wildfire threat reduction recommendations for Nevadans. Since then, these recommendations have been shared with thousands of homeowners living in fire prone areas throughout the country. Today, Living With Fire is a collaborative effort involving many organizations and is managed by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.
“We are proud to be a partner of the “Living With Fire” campaign and help spread the word on wild fire prevention and awareness,” said Rusty McAllister, president of the Professinal Fire Fighters of Nevada. “We hope our efforts will be successful in saving lives and property.”
For more information on the “Living With Fire” campaign, please visit www.livingwithfire.info
About the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada:
The Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada was founded on April 4, 1960 and today includes 1,705 active members and 168 retired members through 17 Locals that include Carson City, Central Lyon County, East Fork, Elko, Great Basin, Henderson, Incline Village, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, North Lyon County, Pahrump, Reno, Reno Airport, Sparks, Storey County Tahoe Douglas, and Truckee Meadows. It is the mission of all members of the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada to save lives, preserve property and the environment, promote public safety and foster economic growth through leadership, management and actions. For more information on the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada, visit www.pffn.org.