Governor helps kick off Wildland Fire Awareness Week

Gov. Jim Gibbons at the 2008 Nevada Wildland Fire Awareness Week Kick-Off

CARSON CITY, Nev.–Governor Jim Gibbons today helped kick off Nevada Wildland Fire Awareness Week with festivities at Washoe Lake State Park.

Wildland Fire Awareness Week runs May 17 – May 24 and was created by proclamation of the Governor to raise awareness about individual responsibilities for preventing wildland fires and protecting life and property.

“It’s critically important that the people of Nevada take every precaution possible to prevent these terrible fires,” the Governor said. “All it takes is one accidental or careless spark to ignite a deadly wildfire. People must be cautious of their surroundings, create defensible space around their property and have individual emergency plans in case a fire breaks out.”

The Governor encourages citizens to take part in the various events occurring all week to raise awareness of wildland fires. For more information, please visit www.livingwithfire.info.

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