Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue to Host Wildfire Preparedness Seminar
Reno, NV (May 11, 2022). In honor of the Golden Anniversary of Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (TMFR), the agency is hosting a wildfire preparedness seminar to help residents become better informed during the fire season. The program will help to raise awareness for residents living in high fire-threat locations and how to prepare themselves and their property from the destructive force of wildfire.
The event will take place on Saturday, May 28 from 1 p.m.to 4 p.m. at the Fire District’s headquarters located at 3663 Barron Way in Reno.
Division Chief of Wildfire/Fuels, August Isernhagen, will share suggested tips on how to prepare property for fire events to include defensible space and home hardening techniques. Topics include the Fire District’s wildland fuels management program as well as other programs available to the public such as the District’s Green Waste program and participation in the Nevada Network of Fire Adaptive Communities.
Chief Isernhagen has nearly 23 years in natural resource management and wildland fire with a diverse background and experience including time on fire hand crews, engines, helicopter attack crews, and incident management teams. Since joining TMFPD in 2020, he has grown the Wildfire/Fuels Division to 25 personnel and roughly $1.5 million in equipment. Chief Isernhagen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management and Ecology with a Minor in Rangeland Ecology and Management, as well as a Master of Public Administration and Policy degree; both from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Seats are limited and on a first-come basis. There is no fee for this program.
WHAT: Wildfire Preparedness Seminar
WHEN: Saturday, May 28, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: 3663 Barron Way, Reno, NV
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