For Immediate Release
Contact: Adam Mayberry
Reno, Nev. Jan. 29, 2019 – The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) has announced two free fire safety community programs for citizens who are served by the District.
- Defensible Space Assessment: This personalized program is offered to help residents protect themselves, loved ones, and property from wildfire. Strategies and resources will be provided to educate residents about areas in and around the home and property that are vulnerable to wildfire. Learn more here.
- Home Safety Survey Program: This program is offered to help residents improve the safety of their home. This survey will be tailored to fit the home’s and resident’s specific situation. Learn more here. In addition, residents of the District can find a self-inspection checklist online here.
Trained fire inspectors from TMFPD will provide the guided personalized assessment of the home and/or property at no cost. And no fines are assessed or citations issued if any hazardous conditions or code violations are found.
“It is critically important that our community not become complacent and work together to reduce the risk of wildland and structure fires,” said Lisa Beaver, deputy chief of fire prevention. “As we become more accustomed to living in an environment prone to wildfire, it is critical that we are aware of our surroundings and where the dangers lie that could trigger the destruction of our home and property from a wildfire. The defensible space assessment and home safety survey gives our residents the opportunity to have trained experts provide feedback on any needed actions to take, in order to keep loved ones and property safe,” she said.
The community programs are available any time of the year. Residents must live within the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (generally unincorporated Washoe County). To request participation in either program, call 775.326.6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.