Fire Education and Mitigation

 Fire Mitigation and Education

Smokey the Bear with kids learning about fire mitigation & education.

The Fire Education and Mitigation program is committed to public outreach through many avenues. It is the goal of the program to reduce the amount of human-caused fires on the district by educating children and adults on ways they can help prevent wildland fires from occurring. This is done through campfire programs, school programs, informational booths at community events, outreaching at parades, patrolling recreational areas, and signage.


Fire education booth


Parade of Lights


 

Battle Mountain Fire

Fire Operations

Fire Business

Aviation

Fire Education and Mitigation

Central Nevada Interagency Dispatch Center (CNIDC)

Great Basin Coordination Center (GBCC)

Desert Basin Fire Management

Battle Mountain Fire Home

National Situation Report (Sit)


You can find us at the following events

Mill Creek Environmental Day

Eureka/Crescent Valley Firewise Days

Battle Mountain 4th of July Celebration

Eureka Health and Safety Fair

Goldfield Days

Eureka County Fair

Tri-County Fair

Parade of Lights


Check out the following links for Fire Prevention tips and information

Living With Fire

Fire Adapted Communities

Smokey Bear

FireWise Communities


Fire Prevention Safety Tips
 
Careless operation of motor vehicles, shooting, industrial work and abandoned campfires cause many wildfires each year. Consider the following when working or recreating outdoors: 
  • Clear a campfire site down to bare soil.
  • Build a fire ring out of rocks. Keep the fire small with no less than a ten-foot clearance around it. 
  • Build the fire away from overhanging branches, steep slopes and dry grass. 
  • Never leave a campfire unattended. Even a small breeze can cause a fire to spread rapidly. 
  • Keep a bucket of water and a shovel near the campfire.  
  • When putting a campfire out, drown it with water. Stir the fire with water and dirt until all the ashes are cold to the touch. Never leave a fire until it is out cold. 
  • Ensure your vehicle is in good operating order and clear of debris in undercarriage.
  • Do not shoot in areas of dry grass or brush with incendiary ammunition.
  • Refrain from operating hot, spark producing or open flame type tools in grass or brush and remember to keep water or fire extinguisher close.
  • Ensure off road vehicles are fitted with spark arrestor on the exhaust system.
  • Campers are also asked to be careful with cigarettes, gas lanterns, barbeques, gas stoves and anything else that can be a source of ignition for a wildfire.
  • Check for fire restrictions with your local land management agency and fire danger ratings when planning outdoor work and recreation.
Thanks for your Help!!!