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Author: Jennifer Dietz/ Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Carson City Fire Department is a Career Department in Carson City, Nevada, serving a residential population of over 55,000 people and has implemented a trailer program to facilitate community mitigation.
In 2006 Carson City Fire Department conducted a survey to poll residents on their reasons for not mitigating their properties, and the survey results revealed that a common barrier identified was residents not having the means or tools to dispose of the vegetation removed to create defensible space. To create a solution that would facilitate mitigation in the community, Carson City Fire Department established a mitigation trailer program that would place trailers in communities for residents to load their removed vegetation, and then the department would haul the trailers to the local landfill. In 2019 alone (as of October 31, Oct 2019), this trailer program has removed 270 tons of hazardous vegetation with over 450 residences participating.
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