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msnow
Click to view contentWhile this past year we watched devastating wildfires make the television news cycle throughout the country, quietly thousands of people decided to take action to reduce their wildfire risk. Wildfire preparedness doesn’t often make national headlines, but it is becoming a topic of discussion in neighborhoods across the country. The Firewise USA®… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Click to view contentIt is not often that people doing the long-term, incremental, locally-based, small-scale work that is vital to wildfire risk reduction are recognized for their efforts, perseverance, and commitment. For the fifth year in a row, the organizations that make up the Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee have created an opportunity to acknowledge these… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentThe January 2019 edition of NFPA’s® Journal explores why older residents suffered so greatly during the recent Campfire in an article titled, “Old & In Harm’s Way”. According to the article,” The demographics of Paradise skewed older, with a significant portion of the population 65 or above. The town also had a significantly higher proportion of… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentMany times I have seen pictures of a lone home that survived a wildfire while all the surrounding homes in the neighborhood burned. Recently I saw a compelling 3-D image shared by the New York Timesof one home that survived on a street in Paradise while all the surrounding homes burned. Was it luck, a miracle, or is there more to it? Although… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentPhoto by Faith Berry According to Representative Dan Newhouse’s site,  the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act was passed in the House of Representatives. This legislation provides yearly funding for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Forest Service,… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view content  Photo of nighttime fire activity from the La Tuna Fre shared by LA City Fire   FEMA has created a new bulletin to provide state government officials and residents with information about grant funding available for pre and post disaster mitigation efforts.  However the recent bulletin also provided information about post wildfire recovery funds… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentPhoto by Faith Berry   Land use planning can reduce the risk of loss due to wildfire.  Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program is a partnership between Headwaters Economics and Wildfire Planning International and provides according to their webpage, “grant funded professional guidance about integrating wildfire mitigation into… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
Click to view contentNFPA wants to connect with you on wildfire and fire & life safety public education beyond just blogs. Many of the Wildfire Division and Public Education staff are active on Twitter and bring their diverse backgrounds to their real-time updates on NFPA’s outreach, messaging, and new resources.  This is another outlet for you to learn about what… (Show more)
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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
Click to view contentA cornerstone of the Firewise USA® recognition program criteriais completing a wildfire risk assessment. The assessment helps residents and communities understand their wildfire risk and guides them in future risk reduction efforts. We are pleased to announce that we have updated our Community Wildfire Risk Assessmenttool! The new form reflects… (Show more)
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faithberry
  You can create a wildfire success story in your own community by participating in wildfire safety project work on Wildfire Prep Day. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day this year it is May 4, 2019. NFPA® will again be offering project funding awards to 150 communities across the United States. Each of these $500 awards provided with past… (Show more)
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