MEDIA ADVISORY: 2016 Governor's Wildland Fire Briefing


JoAnn Kittrell
(775) 684-2712
CARSON CITY, NV - May 23, 2016

The Governor will receive his annual fire briefing today at 3 p.m. in Carson City. The meeting will be videoconferenced to the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas. To RSVP or interview a presenter prior to the briefing, please contact JoAnn Kitrell.


Monday, May 23, at 3 p.m.

WHERE: Guinn Conference Room
State Capital Building
101 North Carson St.
Carson City, NV
Teleconference site:
Governor’s Office Conference Room,
Grant Sawyer State Office Building,
555 East Washington Street
Las Vegas, NV

WHAT: Wildland fire fighting and natural resource agencies will brief Governor Sandoval about conditions, concerns and available resources for Nevada’s 2016 wildland fire season.  

PRESENTERS: Leo Drozdoff, Director, Nevada Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Joe Freeland, Nevada State Forester/Firewarden, Nevada Division of Forestry
Chris Smallcomb, Meteorologist, National Weather Service/NOAA
Jason King, State Engineer, Nevada Division of Water Resources
Mike Friend, State Fire Program Manager, Nevada Division of Forestry
Bill Dunkelberger, Forest Supervisor, U.S. Forest Service
Jeff Marsolais, Forest Supervisor, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, USFS
Paul Petersen, State Fire Management Officer, Bureau of Land Management
Colonel Cory Schultz, Nevada Army National Guard
Colonel Karl Stark, United States Air Force
Kelli Barratti, Chief of Operations, Nevada Division of Emergency Management
Mike Brown, President, Nevada Fire Chiefs Association
Ed Smith, University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension


Office of the Governor . 101 North Carson Street . Carson City, NV 89701 . (775) 684-5670
Grant Sawyer State BUilding . 555 East Washington St., Suite 5100 . Las Vegas, NV 89101 . (702) 486-2500