Carson City, NV - September 09, 2021
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak will be joined by State officials and local leaders to visit wildland fire crews and associated personnel working to protect Nevada’s communities, wildlife, and ecosystems from the Caldor Fire and thank first responders with four different stops in the Tahoe basin beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday.
The Governor will be joined by Nevada State Senator Chris Brooks – who sponsored and helped push forward two pieces of legislation from the 2019 session Senate Bill 329 and Senate Bill 508 that were signed by Governor Sisolak – to ensure State agencies and local businesses enacted measures to mitigate the risk from natural disasters. The additional resources provided through SB508 has helped expand the scope of forest management and fuels treatments in Nevada, including in the Tahoe basin. Broader and more focused forest management efforts have proven to reduce fire intensity and damage by establishing defensible space near communities and helping firefighters safely protect communities and build containment lines during a wildfire.
The Governor and Senator will also be joined by representatives from the Nevada National Guard, including Major General Ondra L. Berry; Governor’s Office of Energy, including Director David Bobzien; Nevada Division of Forestry; the United States Forest Service; NV Energy and others on the tour.
Press who plan to attend the tour must RSVP by 8 a.m. at firstname.lastname@example.org to be given staging directions.