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Earlier this week, NFPA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Corpo de Bombeiros da Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo (CBPMESP). CBPMESP is the leading public safety institution in the state of São Paulo with the resources needed to carry out fire and life safety programs, fire investigations and risk reduction. They are able to… Show more
The new U.S. Fire Department Profile report states that there were an estimated 1,160,450 local firefighters in the U.S. and an estimated 29,727 total fire departments. Of these, 2,651 departments were all career, 1,893 were mostly career, 5,421 were mostly volunteer and 19,762 were all volunteer. More than one-quarter of the firefighters in the… Show more
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Successful communities grow awareness of their Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities with local media attention
Success stories have been shared with NFPA by the communities who are participating in this year’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Some communities are doing an incredible job of getting the word out about their participation on this important day of awareness and action, May 6, 2017. Their stories celebrate the enthusiasm of their… Show more