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Sonya A. Sistare

Sonya A. Sistare

Carson City, NV 89703

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  • Communications/outreach
  • Evacuation outreach
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Ignition-resistant home construction
Existing Member Affiliations:
Non-Member Affiliations:
  • University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
  • Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators
  • Nevada Fire Chiefs Association
  • Tahoe Regional Fire Chiefs Association

I am the senior manager and marketing coordinator for Nevada’s Living With Fire Program. I also serve as the statewide coordinator for Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month, which occurs each May. Throughout the year, the Living With Fire Program team helps homeowners living in the WUI to prepare their homes and property to survive wildfire. We distributed peer-reviewed educational publications, conduct workshops, give presentations and participate in school events. We launch our awareness campaign each May, and continue the messaging throughout the year. My skills and areas of expertise include: Community Outreach, Collaboration, public outreach, Grants, Social Media, project management, Event planning, Grant management, Marketing and promotions.

Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities

The Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities (The Network) brings communities together with the resources they need to work toward becoming fire adapted to reduce their wildfire threat. The Network will provide member communities with education, communication and advice; facilitate collaboration between communities and stakeholders; promote CWPPs and assist in their development; help communities locate grants and complete applications and track community accomplishments. Original developed by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, The Network has just transitioned to the Nevada Division of Forestry under the direction of coordinator Micheal Beaudoin. The Living With Fire Program will still serve as the educational arm of The Network.

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