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WHEREAS, wildfires can occur at any time, and they can significantly impact Nevada's environmental and economic well-being and Nevadans’ health and social welfare; and

WHEREAS, in order to increase the chance of surviving a wildfire, residents must prepare their homes in advance by ensuring proper management of vegetation surrounding their home, strictly adhering to fire prevention building construction codes, and generally maintaining their homes to resist ignition by wildfires; and

WHEREAS, residents are encouraged to become knowledgeable about wildfire safety and commit to becoming fire adapted in their communities to increase their chance of safely surviving a wildfire; and

WHEREAS, by completing a wildfire evacuation checklist in advance, preparing a to-go bag, and by having an established family evacuation plan, residents can save precious time during a wildfire evacuation; and

WHEREAS, in 2021, approximately 610 fires burned over 134,000 acres in Nevada causing thousands of residents to evacuate their homes; and

WHEREAS, in 2021 the largest fire to reach Nevada was the Tamarack Fire, which burned approximately 69,000 acres in California and Nevada. The largest wildfire that originated in Nevada was the Cherrywood Fire in Nye County, which burned over 26,000 acres; and

WHEREAS, I call upon Nevadans to raise their awareness and work together to prepare for the 2022 wildfire season by committing to the theme of the 2022 Nevada Wildfire Awareness Campaign of, "Battle Born. Wildfire Ready;"

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the months of May – October 2022, as

NEVADA WILDFIRE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 20th day of April 2022.

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