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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Proclamation approved recognizing May as Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Nye County Board of Commissioners passed Nye County Proclamation No. P2019-04: Recognizing May 2019 as Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month

WHEREAS, wildfire significantly impacts Nevada’s environmental, economic and social well-being; and
WHEREAS, residents of Nevada’s fire-prone communities need to accept responsibility for living in high fire-hazard areas; and
WHEREAS, residents must prepare to survive wildfire by ensuring proper management of vegetation surrounding the home and appropriate home construction and maintenance to resist ignition: and
WHEREAS, residents must prepare to survive wildfire by practicing evacuation from their homes IC and communities; and
WHEREAS, residents must prepare to survive wildfire by ensuring good access in and out of their communities for emergency responders.
THEREFORE, be it proclaimed, that the Nyc County Board of County Commissioners supports the month of May 2019 as Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month and this year’s theme:
Wildfires Happen: Is Your Community Prepared?
as a means for education and a call for residents of Nye County to take action now to reduce the threat and prepare their homes, families, and communities for wildfire.
NOW, THEREFORE, WE, the Nye County Board of County Commissioners, do hereby proclaim May 2019, as NEVADA WILDFIRE AWARENESS MONTH in Nye County, Nevada.
APPROVED this 7th day of May 2019.

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