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Fire/BMP Program

TitleFire/BMP Program
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at
Date Original2005-06-02
Summary/DescriptionLake Tahoe Report Segment #125 - "Fire/BMP Program" (Air Date: July 12, 2005). Tia Rancourt from the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District discusses how the Parasol Community Collaboration is hosting a series of events designed to help residents and others learn to deal with the threat of wildfire.
SubjectWildfires -- Prevention and control -- Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif and Nev)
CollectionThe Lake Tahoe Report
Original PublisherLake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (
Electronic PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Reno - Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies
Ordering and Permissions InformationFor more information, contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, or 775-832-4138.
Date Digital2006-02-15
RelationRequires Windows Media Player
Resource TypeMoving Image
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno
TranscriptionSegment 125: Fire/BMP Program Air Date: July 12, 2005 Suggested Tease: There is help out there for people who live at Lake Tahoe and are concerned about the threat of wildfire. In this week's Lake Tahoe Report, Shelly Purdy takes a look at an upcoming series of events aimed at teaching the public about living with fire. Anchor Intro: The Parasol Community Collaboration based at Incline Village is hosting a public workshop this week titled "Living at Tahoe protecting your property." As Shelly Purdy explains in this week's Lake Tahoe Report, it is a series of events designed to help residents and others learn to deal with the threat of wildfire. ((TAKE PKG)) ((Track 1)) You ask any fire manager about the threat of a major wildfire in the Tahoe Basin and they'll tell you it's not a question of if, but when it will happen. That's why it's so important for property owners here to create defensible space around their homes. But, in the Tahoe Basin, creating defensible space also means taking water quality into consideration. That's why local fire agencies have teamed up with local resource management agencies to present a workshop about Living at Tahoe. ((sot @ 1:11 Tia Rancourt, North Lake Tahoe fire Protection District)) "We're going to kick-off the event on the 13th at the movie theater. We're going to show ‘Living with Fire'." ((Track 2)) Living with Fire is a movie produced by the UNR Cooperative Extension. It talks about defensible space and how to protect your home in the event of a wildfire. Representatives from the forest service, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the fire department will be on-hand after the movie to answer questions. ((sot @ 2:13)) "We're doing this to increase awareness and to get people to think about performing defensible space around their homes." ((Track 3)) In a major wildfire, having defensible space could make the difference whether a home survives or not. With the Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition, I'm Shelly Purdy for KOLO News channel 8. Anchor Tag: The movie "Living with Fire" will be shown at the Incline Theater on July 13th. Other events that will highlight conservation and erosion control will take place on the 14th and 15th.

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