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Alt-Text: Illustration of Embers approaching a house with the text, “Is your home ignition resistant”

Facebook: Wildfire knows no season. For this reason, we are recognizing the Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Campaign from May through October! During this campaign, we hope to empower and encourage Lake Tahoe residents to prepare for wildfire. To learn more, visit TahoeLivingWithFire.com.

Is your home ignition resistant? 60-90% of homes lost during wildfires are ignited by burning embers that can travel as far as a mile ahead of a fire. Engaging in pre-fire activities, such as creating defensible space and hardening homes to withstand wildfire, can help create ignition resistant homes and communities that are less vulnerable to embers.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety #FireAdapted

Twitter: Wildfire knows no season. This year, we are recognizing the Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Campaign from May through October. We hope to empower Tahoe residents to prepare for wildfire and create ignition resistant communities. To learn more, visit TahoeLivingWithFire.com.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety #FireAdapted


Alt-Text: Illustration of the different defensible space zones around a home with the text “Defensible space, Know the zones.”

Facebook: The Defensible Space Zone is the area around your house where vegetation has been managed to reduce the threat of wildfire and to allow firefighters to safely defend the property. Creating effective defensible space means understanding the different zones around the home.

THE EMBER-RESISTANT ZONE (Zone 0) |The zone within 5 feet of your home has many different names (e.g., the noncombustible zone, the immediate zone, the zero zone), but the objective is generally the same—to reduce the vulnerability of the home to embers. This area should always be kept clean of any dead vegetation and debris, and fire-resistant materials, such as gravel, concrete or brick should be emphasized.

THE LEAN, CLEAN, AND GREEN ZONE (Zone 1) | 5–30 feet from the home: To reduce the risk of fire spreading from plant life to the home, limit the amount of vegetation in this zone. Keep this area free of dead vegetation and debris, and make sure all plants are green and well-irrigated.

THE REDUCED FUEL ZONE (Zone 2) | The objective of this zone is to reduce fire spread and restrict fire movement into the crowns of trees or shrubs. Here, combustible items, like low-lying tree branches and dead plants should be removed.

Consult the Living With Fire Home Retrofit Guide linked below for information on creating defensible space and preparing your home for wildfire.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

https://bit.ly/3wWEMYJ

Twitter: The Defensible Space Zone is the area around your house where vegetation has been managed to reduce the threat of wildfire and to allow firefighters to safely defend the property. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe

https://bit.ly/3wWEMYJ


Alt-Text: Illustration of the space between a home and vegetation, with a fire approaching and text that says, “Defensible Space, Create separation between home and flammable vegetation.”

Facebook: Flammable vegetation close to homes poses a significant wildfire threat. Creating and maintaining defensible space can reduce that threat. Learn more about defensible space in our guide, “Fire Adapted Communities: The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness” below.

http://bit.ly/FACGuide

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

Twitter: To protect your property during a wildfire, create defensible space by separating plants from your house. Learn more in our Fire Adapted Communities publication, linked below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

http://bit.ly/FACGuide

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Alt-text: Illustration of how fire moves from low-lying vegetation into the canopy of a tree with the text, “Defensible Space, Eliminate ladder fuels.”

Facebook: Low-lying branches and vegetation that can help carry flames into the tops of trees and shrubs. These ladder fuels can lead to the quicker spread of wildfire. Eliminating ladder fuels around your property can prevent that spread and protect your home.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

Twitter: Ladder fuels can spread wildfire. Eliminate ladder fuels in and around your property to reduce the risk of wildfire.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety


Alt-text: Photo of pink flowers and text that says, “Defensible Space, choose plants with high moisture content.”

Facebook: For home landscaping, select less flammable, high-moisture plants. These plants can help slow the spread of wildfire. When selecting plants, choose smaller plants and remember to keep them well-groomed and healthy. Learn more in our Choosing the Right Plants for the Lake Tahoe Basin.

http://bit.ly/ChoosingRightPlants

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

Twitter: High-moisture plants are less likely to spread wildfire. Select smaller, less flammable plants for home landscaping, and remember to keep them well-groomed and healthy. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

http://bit.ly/ChoosingRightPlants

 

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Alt-text: Illustration of the recommended 10 ft separation between tree canopies and the house with text that says, “Defensible Space, Create separation between trees.”

Facebook: Fire can transfer from treetop to treetop. In your defensible space, separate tree canopies by at least 10 feet. The tops of mature trees should not be within 10 feet of the house. 

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

Twitter: Fire can transfer from treetop to treetop. In your defensible space, separate tree canopies by at least 10 feet. The tops of mature trees should not be within 10 feet of the house. 

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety


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Alt-text: Photo of a juniper plant with the text, “Defensible Space, Junipers are highly flammable. Keep them from at least 30 feet from homes.”

Facebook: Firefighters often refer to ornamental junipers as little green gas cans. They contain flammable chemicals, and when ignited can burn intensely. Keep these “little green gas cans” at least 30 feet from the house or replace them with low-growing deciduous shrubs, herbaceous flowers, rock mulches and hard surfaces. Learn more about choosing the right plants in high fire hazard areas in the link below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

https://bit.ly/ChoosingRightPlants

Twitter: Firefighters often refer to ornamental junipers as little green gas cans. Avoid planting them close to your home. Learn more about preparing your home and community for wildfire below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

https://bit.ly/ChoosingRightPlants


Alt-text: Photo of rock ground cover next to a house with the text, “Defensible Space, Use a non-combustible ground cover.”

Facebook: Mulch plays an important role in residential landscapes. Unfortunately, many mulches are combustible, a major drawback when used in high fire hazard areas. Within five feet of the home, use noncombustible rock, gravel, concrete and pavers. Also, ignition-resistant plant materials, such as irrigated, well-maintained flowers can be used. Learn more about the combustibility of landscape mulches at the link below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

http://bit.ly/Mulches

Twitter: Many mulches are combustible. Within five feet of the home, use non-combustible materials that cover a large area such as rock, gravel, concrete and pavers. Learn more at the link below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

http://bit.ly/Mulches


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Alt-text: A graphic of animated house brushing leaves off it’s roof.

Facebook: Do you have defensible space around your home? You can start by raking up pine needles or leaf litter, keeping vegetation healthy and irrigated, and ensuring there is vertical and horizontal spacing between trees and shrubs on your property. Don’t forget to request a defensible space inspection from your local fire district! 

#TahoeLivingWithFire #TakeCare #LTWAC

Twitter: Do you have defensible space around your home? You can start by raking up pine needles or leaf litter, keeping vegetation healthy and irrigated, and ensuring there is vertical and horizontal spacing between trees and shrubs on your property.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #TakeCare #LTWAC


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Facebook: In Tahoe, using propane reduces the risk of sparking a wildfire while grilling. Like any great chef, it helps to start with the best ingredients! Learn more fire prevention tips at tahoelivingwithfire.com/get-informed/fire-prevention/. 

#LTWAC #TahoeLivingWithFire #FirePrevention #FireSafety

Twitter: In Tahoe, using propane reduces the risk of sparking a wildfire while grilling! Like any great chef, it helps to start with the best ingredients.

#LTWAC #TahoeLivingWithFire #FirePrevention #FireSafety

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Alt-text: A graphic of an animated house holding an umbrella under embers. Text that says: “Sometimes it rains. Sometimes it pours embers from the sky.”

Facebook: Wildfires are unavoidable. Being prepared isn’t.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #TakeCareTahoe #LTWAC

Twitter: Wildfires are unavoidable. Being prepared isn’t.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #TakeCareTahoe #LTWAC

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Alt-text: Photo of a Wildfire Evacuation Checklist with text that says, “Prepare for Wildfire. Evacuation checklist.”

Facebook: Wildfire evacuations are stressful events, and often residents don’t have much notice before it’s time to leave their homes. Prepare now for evacuation by packing a go-bag and using our evacuation checklist. Learn more below.  #TahoeLivingWithFire #LTWAC #Wildfire #Evacuation

http://bit.ly/LWFEvacuationChecklist

Twitter: Wildfire evacuations are stressful events, and often residents don’t have much notice before it’s time to leave their homes. Use an evacuation checklist to prepare now.  #TahoeLivingWithFire #LTWAC #Wildfire #Evacuation http://bit.ly/LWFEvacuationChecklist


Alt-text: Photo of a family reviewing their home evacuation guide with text that says, “Prepare for Wildfire, Know your escape route.”

Facebook: Know your neighborhood! Plan an escape route for when wildfire hits your community. Make sure to plan a secondary route in case the primary route is blocked. Learn more below. #TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/get-prepared/

Twitter: Know your neighborhood! Plan an escape route for when wildfire hits your community. Make sure to plan a secondary route in case the primary route is blocked. Learn more below. #TahoeLivingWithFire #LTWAC #Wildfire #ReadyForWildfire
https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/get-prepared/

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Alt-text: Photo of a person in a wheelchair with text that says, “Prepare for Wildfire. Evacuating vulnerable populations.”

Facebook: When preparing for wildfire, think about those in your community who need special consideration during an evacuation. Learn how to prepare for a wildfire evacuation. Learn more below:

  • Contact your local emergency manager to learn about emergency services for individuals with disabilities.
  • Create a support network of people who can assist with evacuation.
  • Pack a go-bag with 3-5 days’ worth of essentials including medications and medical equipment.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #NWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/get-prepared/

Twitter: When preparing for wildfire, think about those in your community who need special consideration during an evacuation. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #NWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/get-prepared/


Alt-text: Photo of a dog in a car with text that says, “Prepare for Wildfire. Animal evacuation.”

Facebook: Many people living in high fire hazard areas have pets. Prepare to evacuate your animals before wildfire happens. Pack a go-bag with everything your animals might need and make sure that you can safely transport them. #TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

Twitter: Many people living in high fire hazard areas have pets. Prepare to evacuate your animals before wildfire happens. #TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety


Alt-text: Photo of a red evacuation go bag with text that says, Prepare for Wildfire, Pack an evacuation go-bag.

FacebookA go-bag should be easily accessible and filled with the items you need to quickly and safely evacuate your home. It needs to have enough supplies to last at least three days but should have enough to last seven days. Find out what goes into a go-bag and how to put one together in our “Fire Adapted Communities: The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness” linked below. #TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
http://bit.ly/FACGuide

Twitter: A go-bag is easily accessible and helps you quickly and safely evacuate during a wildfire. Learn how to put one together in the “Fire Adapted Communities Guide” linked below. #TahoeLivingWithFire #LTWAC #Wildfire #ReadyForWildfire http://bit.ly/FACGuide

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Alt-text: Photo of someone filling out a home inventory form with text that says, “Prepare for Wildfire, Make a home inventory.”

Facebook: When evacuating from a wildfire you only have time to bring the essentials, leaving your valued possessions behind. While nothing can replace these possessions, a regularly updated home inventory can ensure you are reimbursed for damaged and destroyed property. Download the free home inventory template and learn more about insuring your property at the link below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.insureuonline.org/insureu_special_disaster.htm

Twitter: A regularly updated home inventory can help you be reimbursed for property damaged or destroyed during a wildfire. Download a template and learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

https://www.insureuonline.org/insureu_special_disaster.htm


Facebook: Create a family emergency communication plan. It should include local emergency personnel, family contact information as well as information for work and school. Learn more about family emergency communication plans in FEMA’s step-by-step guide linked below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2021-02/family-emergency-communication-plan.pdf

Twitter: Create a family emergency communication plan. It should include contact info. for, emergency services, family members, work & school. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #LTWAC #Wildfire

https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2021-02/family-emergency-communication-plan.pdf


Alt-text: Photo of a person signing up for code red notifications on their cell phone with text that says, “Prepare for Wildfire, Sign-up for emergency notifications.”

Facebook: Emergency notifications keep you updated in the face of disaster. Sign up for emergency notifications and regional alerts, like the CodeRED system, with your local authorities.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe

Twitter: Emergency notifications keep you updated in the face of disaster.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe

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Facebook: A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are happening. Weather conditions can consist of strong winds, low humidity, warm temperatures, or a combination of such. All can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Be aware of the fire warnings in your area and always follow the instructions provided by local emergency officials. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fire2/main.php

Twitter: Critical fire weather conditions increase the risk of a wildfire and can lead to a Red Flag Warning. Make sure to follow all instructions given by local emergency officials.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #LTWAC #Wildfire #RedFlagWarning
https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fire2/main.php

 

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Alt-text: Graphic of an air quality meter with text that says, “Living with Wildfire Smoke, Check air quality often.”

Facebook: During a wildfire, smoke affects air quality. Before going out, make sure to check the air quality often. Consult airnow.gov  and fire.airnow.gov for real-time, air quality updates. Learn more about what to do during a wildfire at the link below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #WildfireSmoke #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.epa.gov/smoke-ready-toolbox-wildfires

Twitter: During a wildfire, smoke affects air quality. Before going out, make sure to check the air quality often. Consult airnow.gov and fire.airnow.gov for real-time, air quality updates.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #WildfireSmoke #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety


Alt-text: Photo of a clear blue sky with text that says, “Living With Wildfire Smoke, Take advantage of clean air when you can.”

Facebook: Unhealthy/poor air quality is common during a wildfire. With the risk and high possibility of a wildfire, make sure to get out and enjoy clean air whenever possible. When air quality prevents outdoor activities, make sure you have plans to keep yourself busy indoors. Learn more about preparing for wildfire below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #WildfireSmoke #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.epa.gov/smoke-ready-toolbox-wildfires

Twitter: Unhealthy/poor air quality is common during a wildfire. With the risk of wildfire, make sure to get out and enjoy clean air whenever possible. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #WildfireSmoke #LTWAC #Wildfire
https://www.epa.gov/smoke-ready-toolbox-wildfires

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Facebook: Using the right air filter in your home can help improve your indoor air quality during a wildfire. Consult the guide below to learn more about keeping your indoor air clean.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #WildfireSmoke #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://bit.ly/3mj67z9

Twitter: Using the right air filter in your home can help improve your indoor air quality during a wildfire. Consult the guide below to learn more about keeping your indoor air clean.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #WildfireSmoke#LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://bit.ly/3mj67z9


Alt-text: Photo of an indoor air purifier with text that says, “Living With Wildfire Smoke, Create a clean room with an indoor air purifier.”

Facebook: Create a “clean room” in your home. Choose a room with no fireplace and with few windows and doors. Use a portable air cleaner or purifier in the room. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #WildfireSmoke #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://bit.ly/3c7Cs8L

Twitter: Create a “clean room” in your home. Choose a room with no fireplace and with few windows and doors. Use a portable air cleaner or purifier in the room. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #WildfireSmoke #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://bit.ly/3c7Cs8L


Facebook: Living with wildfire is challenging both physically and mentally. Find activities to keep you and your family happy and healthy indoors. The University of Nevada, Reno Extensions Healthy Kids, Early Start program can help below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #WildfireSmoke #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL23CD411FDF0E0220

Twitter: Living with wildfire is challenging both physically and mentally. Find activities to keep you and your family happy and healthy indoors. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #WildfireSmoke #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL23CD411FDF0E0220

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Facebook: Smoke is made up of gases and small unburnt particles of burned vegetation, buildings and other material. When breathed in, these particles can travel deep into your lungs and even find their way into your bloodstream, leading to potentially serious health risks. Learn more about smoke and how to stay safe and healthy during wildfire below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #WildfireSmoke #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.cdc.gov/air/wildfire-smoke/default.htm

Twitter: Smoke is made up of gases and small unburnt particles from burned material. Breathing smoke in can is a serious health risk. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.cdc.gov/air/wildfire-smoke/default.htm


Alt-text: Photo of a dog on a leash outdoors with text that says, “Living With Wildfire Smoke, Protect your pets from wildfire smoke.”

Facebook: If you can feel the effects of wildfire smoke, then your pets probably can too! Protect your pets from wildfire smoke. When smoke is present, keep animals indoors as much as you can and call your veterinarian if they start exhibiting signs such as coughing, red eyes, fatigue, or trouble breathing. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety #WildfireSmoke
https://www.airnow.gov/sites/default/files/2019-03/protect-your-pets-from-wildfire-smoke.pdf

Twitter: If you can feel the effects of wildfire smoke, then your pets probably can too! Learn how to protect our pets from wildfire smoke below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #WildfireSmoke #LTWAC #Wildfire
https://www.airnow.gov/sites/default/files/2019-03/protect-your-pets-from-wildfire-smoke.pdf


Facebook: Strong winds can move wildfire smoke from an area on fire to communities otherwise unaffected, causing unhealthy/poor air quality and extending the health risks of wildfire. Learn more about smoke and how it travels below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.iqair.com/us/lp/blog/wildfire/wildfire-smoke-travels-farther-you-think

Twitter: Strong winds move wildfire smoke to communities otherwise unaffected, causing unhealthy/poor air quality and extending the health risks of wildfire. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #Smoke #LTWAC
https://www.iqair.com/us/lp/blog/wildfire/wildfire-smoke-travels-farther-you-think

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Facebook: 60-90% of homes lost during wildfires are ignited by burning embers. Reducing the vulnerability of your home to embers will decrease the chance of ignition, protecting your home and your neighborhood. Learn more in the Living With Fire Be Ember Aware Guide linked below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/1510_2005_89.pdf

Twitter: 60-90% of home loss during a wildfire is due to the spread of embers. Reducing the vulnerability of your home to embers will decrease the chance of ignition. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #HomeHardening #LTWAC #Wildfire
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/1510_2005_89.pdf


Alt-text: Illustration of an attic vent with text that says. “Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Screen vents with at least 1/8-inch wire mesh.”

Facebook: Screens over vents can reduce the size and number of embers that pass through, reducing the risk of your house catching fire. Vents should be covered by, at a minimum, ⅛-inch noncombustible, corrosion-resistant metal mesh screening. Learn more about preparing your home for wildfire in the Living With Fire Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide linked below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

Twitter: Screening vents with at least a ⅛-inch noncombustible screen can reduce the flow of embers into your house, reducing the risk of it catching on fire during a wildfire.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #HomeHardening #LTWAC #Wildfire
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf


Alt-text: Photo of a roofing professional on a roof with text that says, “Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Replace wood shake shingles with Class A roof.”

Facebook: A wood-shake roof is similar to having hundreds of pounds of dried kindling on your home. Replace wood shake and shingle roofs with a Class A roof made of materials including asphalt fiberglass composition materials, clay and cement tiles, and some metals. Learn more in the Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide linked below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

Twitter: Make your roof fire-safe to reduce its vulnerability during a wildfire. Learn more in the Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide linked below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

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Alt-text: Photo of a woman removing dead vegetation from a roof with text that says, “Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Remove dead vegetation and debris.”

Facebook: Reduce the vulnerability of your house during a wildfire. Remove dead vegetation and other debris on the roof, in the rain gutters, near fences, and other areas in the zone up to 30 feet from your house. Learn more in the Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide linked below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

Twitter: Remove debris near and around your home to reduce its vulnerability during a wildfire. Learn more in the Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf


Alt-text: Illustration of a roof opening with text that says, “Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Block openings between roofing materials.”

Facebook: Spacing between roofing materials and the roof deck such as barrel tiles or overlapping tiles can increase the vulnerability of your home to wildfire. Make sure to block them and repair as needed. Consult the Living With Fire Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide linked below for more information.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

Twitter: Space between roofing materials increases the vulnerability of your home during a wildfire. Be sure to block them. Consult the Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide below for more info.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #HomeHardening #LTWAC #Wildfire
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf


Alt-text: Illustration of the eaves of a home before and after installing soffits with text that says, “Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Enclose eaves with soffits.”

Facebook: The area under the roof overhang of a house, also known as eaves, provides an entry point for burning embers if nearby debris or other materials are burning. Lower the risk of fire by installing soffits to close off. Learn more in the Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide from Living with Fire linked below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

Twitter: The area under the roof overhang of a house provides an entry point for burning embers if nearby debris is burning. Install soffits to reduce the vulnerability of this area. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #HomeHardening #LTWAC
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

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Alt-text: Illustration of a deck attached to a house with text that says, “Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Retrofitting decks.”

Facebook: Most deck boards are combustible. Replace the deck boards closest to your home using a non-combustible material and use a metal flashing where the deck meets the home at least 6 inches in height. Refer to the Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide linked below for more information.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #HomeHardening#LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

Twitter: Most deck boards are combustible. Replace the deck boards closest to your home with a non-combustible material and use a 6-inch metal flashing where the deck meets the home. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #HomeHardening #LTWAC
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf


Alt-text: Illustration of the area under the deck of a home with text that says, “Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Create an ember resistant zone under, and around decks.”

Facebook: One way to reduce your home’s vulnerability to wildfire, is to create an ember-resistant zone under and around the footprint of a deck. This will reduce the likelihood of under-deck flame exposure. Refer to the Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide linked below to learn more about preparing your home for wildfire.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #HomeHardening#LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

Twitter: Reduce the possibility of under-deck flame exposure near your home by creating an ember-resistant zone under and around your deck. Learn more in the guide below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #HomeHardening #LTWAC #Wildfire

https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf


Alt-text: Illustration of a fence with text that says, “Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Don’t use fence as a trellis to grow plants.”

Facebook: It’s recommended to not use your fence as a trellis. Dead vegetation can accumulate on the fence which provides kindling for embers. Plants can trap embers and ignite in flames, passing them onto the fence and onto a house. Learn more about preparing your property for wildfire in our Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #HomeHardening#LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

Twitter: It’s recommended to not use your fence as a trellis. Dead vegetation can accumulate on the fence which provides kindling for embers. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #HomeHardening #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

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Alt-text: Illustration of a fence with text that says, “Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Replace the section of fence closest to home with a non-combustible material.

Facebook: Reduce the risk of wildfire by replacing the piece of fence that attaches to your home with a non-combustible material. This section should be at least 5-feet long. Consult our Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide below to learn more about hardening your home to withstand wildfire.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #HomeHardening #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

Twitter: Reduce the risk of wildfire and replace the section of fence nearest to your home with a non-combustible material. Learn more about hardening your home to withstand wildfire below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #HomeHardening #LTWAC #Wildfire
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf


Alt-text: Photo of the base of a fence with text that says, “Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Remove debris from base of fence.”

Facebook: Fencing can provide a direct path to a home if surrounding vegetation or embers ignite it. Reduce the risk of your fence catching fire by routinely removing dead vegetation and other debris nearby. Learn more in our Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #HomeHardening #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

Twitter: Fencing creates a path to a home if embers ignite it. Reduce the risk of your fence catching fire by routinely removing dead vegetation and other debris nearby. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #HomeHardening #LTWAC #Wildfire
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

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September is National Preparedness Month

According to ready.gov, “National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.”

As a part of National Preparedness Month, the Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Campaign has prepared wildfire preparedness posts below.


Alt-text: Photo of a Wildfire Evacuation Checklist with text that says, “Prepare for Wildfire. Evacuation checklist.”

Facebook: September is National Preparedness Month, and we recommend preparing now for wildfire evacuation by packing a go-bag and using our evacuation checklist. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #Preparedness #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/PMS/Pubs/1510_2007_90.pdf

Twitter: September is National Preparedness Month, and we encourage all Nevadans to prepare now for wildfire evacuation by packing a go-bag and using our evacuation checklist. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #LTWAC #Wildfire
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/PMS/Pubs/1510_2007_90.pdf


Alt-text: Photo of a red evacuation go bag with text that says, Prepare for Wildfire, Pack an evacuation go-bag.”

Facebook: September is National Preparedness Month and we recommend preparing for wildfire by packing a go-bag. A go-bag should be easily accessible and filled with the items you need to quickly and safely evacuate your home. It needs to have enough supplies to last at least three days but should have enough to last seven days. Find out what goes into a go-bag and how to put one together in our “Fire Adapted Communities: The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness” linked below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #Preparedness #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/PMS/Pubs/1510_2011_93.pdf

Twitter: A go-bag is easily accessible and helps you quickly and safely evacuate during a wildfire. Learn how to put one together in our “Fire Adapted Communities Guide” linked below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #PreparednessMonth #LTWAC #Wildfire
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/PMS/Pubs/1510_2011_93.pdf


Alt-text: Photo of a person signing up for code red notifications on their cell phone with text that says, “Prepare for Wildfire, Sign-up for emergency notifications.”

Facebook: September is National Preparedness Month and we recommend preparing for wildfire by signing up for emergency notifications. Emergency notifications keep you updated in the face of disaster. Sign up for emergency notifications and regional alerts, like the CodeRED system, with your local authorities. Click the link below to learn about emergency notifications in Nevada.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://extension.unr.edu/publication.aspx?PubID=3336

Twitter: September is National Preparedness Month and we recommend preparing for wildfire by signing up for emergency notifications. Click the link below to sign up in Nevada.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #PreparednessMonth #LTWAC #Wildfire
https://extension.unr.edu/publication.aspx?PubID=3336

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