The Ember House - a youth activity to promote wildfire ember awareness for young and old alike


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Sat Oct 08, 2016, 07:30 AM - 12:30 PM


1605 Victorian Ave.Sparks, NV 89431

Ed Smith interacts with attendees at a Wildfire Awareness Event.


University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's Living With Fire Program’s "Ember House" is a youth activity that shows how wildfire embers can easily ignite vulnerable places around the home. Participants throw "embers" or bean bags to represent embers at a scaled-down house. Embers coming into contact with flammable material on or near your home is the major reason why homes are destroyed during wildfire. Participants can win Smokey Bear prizes and receive educational materials. Sparks Fire Department will hold a Pancake Breakfast at their Fire Station #1. Join us as we teach children and families about being "Ember Aware" with the Ember House. At this event you will assist with unloading, setting up of event materials and props; breaking down and loading event materials and props at the end of the event; and provide interactive learning tools to youth and parents.


  • People Skills
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be able to lift 20-30 lbs. and enjoy working with the public.
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