Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month Proclaimed

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A PROCLAMATION BY THE
ELKO COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
IN SUPPORT OF NEVADA WILDFIRE AWARENESS MONTH MAY 2017

WHEREAS, wildfire significantly impacts Nevada's environmental, economic and social well-being; and

WHEREAS, homeowners should ensure proper management of vegetation surrounding the home and appropriate home construction and maintenance to resist ignition; and

WHEREAS, residents can save precious time in an evacuation by preparing a to-go bag and family evacuation plan ahead of time; and

WHEREAS, communities should create well designed fuel breaks, ensure good access for emergency vehicles and consider multiple evacuation routes; and

WHEREAS, residents should evacuate immediately when asked by emergency responders.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Elko County Board of County Commissioners supports the month of May, 2017 as Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month
and this year's theme: WILDFIRE! Prepare. Anticipate. Evacuate. as a means for education and a call for residents of Elko County to take action to reduce the wildfire threat and prepare their homes, families and community for wildfire, anticipate a possible evacuation and to evacuate their homes when asked.