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faithberry
Click to view contentWildfire safety preparedness is something that we all have a part to play no matter who we are.   Communities across the country have come together to work on wildfire risk reduction projects that have made a difference.   Their stories serve as an inspiration to others, that wildfire safety project work can be merely a matter of elbow grease and… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentThe Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is conducting a full-scale demonstration live today, March 6.  According to a press release shared by IBHS they will cast embers at a fully built structure inside of their test laboratory in Chester County, South Carolina.  The test structure is built like a small family home.  One side of… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Research around home destruction vs. home survival during wildfires points to embers and small flames as the main way the majority of homes ignite. Did you know that every day household items we keep outside can contribute to the spread of flames as well as ember ignitions? In the video, Dr. Jack Cohen, Fire Science Researcher with the USDA Forest… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Research around home destruction vs. home survival during wildfires points to embers and small flames as the main way the majority of homes ignite. While many of us may think that just our homes are at risk, there are places on our property like sheds, chicken coops, and other structures that are in danger too, and close enough to ignite and… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Research around home destruction vs. home survival during wildfires points to embers and small flames as the main way the majority of homes ignite. Evaluating your home's risk to embers and flames can help you determine the areas around your home that are most vulnerable. In the video, Dr. Jack Cohen, Fire Science Researcher with the USDA Forest… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentCould you use a little financial help for a  Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project?  Don't delay, apply today!  The application period for $500 project awards closes on Friday, March 1. What can you do with $500? Use it to do a project or put on an event where residents can work together on wildfire safety. Participation helps create a sense… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentHelp youth in your community be empowered to make a difference.  Young people have told NFPA® that they want to be involved in making a difference in the wildfire safety of the neighborhoods where they live. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day provides great opportunities and resources for mentors to help coach these young members of society to… (Show more)
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msnow
Click to view contentThere’s a movement happening in Marin County, California. Residents living in the county of more than 260,000 people are taking a more active approach in preparing their homes and communities for wildfire.  Last year brought an explosion of growth in the number of Firewise USA® sites in the county, making it the fastest growing county of the year.… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentWildfire Community Preparedness Day is only a few months away. And while many communities, organizations, groups, and individuals are thinking about what project to undertake on May 4, they may not know how to take the needed steps to organize an event.   To help, NFPA has created a new Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Toolkit just for this… (Show more)
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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
Click to view contentResearch related to how homes ignite and post-wildfire assessments tell us that the majority of home ignitions during a wildfire are from embers and small surface fires. Since 2002, the Firewise USA® program has encouraged residents across the county to take action at the home and surrounding area to reduce the chances of their home igniting. … (Show more)
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